I have been blogging for nearly 10 years. Although I haven’t done as much blogging the last five. I keep saying that I am reorganizing myself. I accidentally deleted half of my original posts so now I have nothing to show for any of it.
I spent the last few years rewriting as many missing posts as I could. Now I am just now getting back on track. So far blogging is just a hobby. I still feel as if it is my spiritual calling. This just means that even if I don’t make money at it, it can still serve a higher purpose and make a difference in people’s lives.
Maybe that is the often overlooked truth in life. In a money-centric society we feel as if we aren’t accomplishing as much if we aren’t accumulating capital. In reality we are making a difference in our service to others and rich in other ways that cannot be measured in dollars.
I always look forward to your comments. Till my next post I have to go find other ways to “unleash the beast”. For some reason that sounds perverted no matter how I say it.
Now that I have simplified my life over the last six years, I am discovering that part of the secret to making money is solving complex problems. Man has a tendency to complicate things and this is actually where the money is at. The simple life may be the good life but it is not where the money is.
Being a minimalist is good. To a point, that is. But becoming a minimalist is not about the lack of ambition that many people think it is. Even the folks over at The Minimalist website (the Beckers in Arizona) consider themselves a middle class family. Minimalism is all about prioritizing what you want in life and making balance.
It is all about knowing yourself and what you truly want out of life. Essentially you minimize the clutter and maximize your potential elsewhere.
As someone on my social media feed said, the best way to find your calling in life is to ask yourself what problem you would like to solve.
The best way to market yourself is to make the problem sound as complicated as possible and then in the interview you go and make yourself sound like you are the only one who is able to solve said problem.
Play the game. Or white man’s game, or whatever you call it. Although it is not really just the white man’s game anymore.
My ability to simplify as a freelance writer resulted in getting paid less for jobs. When you get paid by the word, it is not a good idea to simplify content into less words. I read somewhere that even in novels, the authors have to insert fluff. The result is a 500 page novel may in all actuality just be a 100+ page short story.
Factor in that every time the author mentions a name brand product that the advertiser pays a bonus to the publisher and then subsequently to the author.
So basically, the secret to making money is to overthink and overcomplicate. Then proceed to solve the problem by creating another problem. Or maybe two or three more. Why not be an overachiever? Keep doing this for four or five decades until you can retire.
I have heard so much bullshit the past few years that I begin to wonder if maybe earth really is flat. That title should get some attention. My new motto is “stay stupid or play stupid.”
I’m convinced none of the stuff we argue about down here is as important as we make it out to be.
Don’t believe what you hear on the news
Life is not nearly as bad as the advertising driven make it out to be. Most of society’s ills work themselves out in the private sector while most people are too distracted by politics to even notice.
They basically want the free healthcare so they can deal with the stress-induced illnesses caused by politics and their jobs.
Even Chinese people admit they don’t watch the news because these know it’s propaganda. They can’t figure out why Americans do it. And to think I went to college to be a journalist till I realized it was just organized gossip.
Practical reasons not to vote
When people ask me what party I am with, I just tell them I don’t join cults. Capitalism tends to worship money while Democracy worships the state. I heard a congressperson say the nation’s capital was even their temple!
I have no problem voting if there was a candidate that I actually liked. If voting makes a difference anywhere, it’s at the local level. Everything starts at the local level.
The basis for politics
Politics revolves around economics. Most economists are usually conservative or liberal. If there is a libertarian economist they probably have a small following. That is generally how you know something is true.
Come to think of it, most comedians vote democrat. This is probably because those overeducated wimps are so easy to roast. The only thing I can get on Republicans is sexually repressed geriatric humor.
In other news, notice in the last year and a half of the Coronavirus plandenic (not a misspelling) hardly anyone died of natural causes. What a miracle!
Also we are moving into July which is the start of Christmas season (commercially speaking). Less than 200 shopping days till Christmas.
is an old saying that you can’t have your cake and eat it too. As hard
as it is to save money, I believe that I have found a way to spend money
and still save money on top of that. All with the help of my bank.
My bank introduced a Savings
account last summer that I immediately enrolled in. The way it works is
that 1.5% of my purchases is automatically transferred to my savings
honestly makes me feel kind of lazy that I didn’t practice the
discipline myself of saving. On the other hand, there is no better
feeling than checking your account balance and actually believing that
you are out of money, only to find a sizable sum of money tucked into
your savings account. Provided you can at least practice the discipline
of not transferring it back to your checking account.
to sum it up, I am basically saving money by spending money. Something
about this sounds so in line with Keynesian economics. Of course in all
actuality, you never really save money. You are always saving for
something; whether it be a down payment on a house or a car. At least
try and save for something that is more of an investment, such as building equity in a piece of real estate.