- Open a foreign bank account.
- Get a second passport or better yet, nationality.
- Live life on your terms.
- Choose the material goods you need and dispense with the rest.
- Radically simplify your financial life.
- Become debt free.
- Minimize your possessions.
- Start carrying cash.
- Find a place to flourish.
- Set up your office where YOU want it to be.
- Achieve a goal.
- Take responsibility for your own health.
- Wear good shoes.
- Go car free.
- Learn how to dumpster dive.
- Don't give in to excuses like "I'm too old to...".
- Be armed.
- Find an ideal spouse.
- Prepare for the future.
- Live like no one else.
And why these specific tasks? Because they are so unusual as to be practically un-American. When you look at the average American you will find that they #1 have no idea about having some back up money in a foreign account, #2 don't even know they could hold dual passports or citizenship (which may be important in the future), #3 live life on terms set for them by their parents, employer, friends, etc, #4 chase after ALL of the material goods that "everyone" says you have to have, #5 have highly encumbered financial life, and are #6 up to their eyeballs in debt, #7 own tons of junk that they paid good money for, #8 never carry cash and rely on the credit Gods for financial "rescue", #9 will stay where they are even if it is killing them, #10 will work where they are told to even if it is killing them, #11 don't have goals, #12 think that doctors are responsible for their health, #13 wear shoes that are stylish versus shoes that are good for them (this is also synonymous with what they eat, where they work, and a whole host of other social ills--style over substance), #14 own a car because "everyone else does, #15 would never consider dumpster diving, mostly because of the social implications, #16 make excuses of every possible type to explain their current situation instead of doing something about it, #17 are afraid of guns (mostly because they listen to the media hype and have no actual knowledge of them), #18 have spouses that make them miserable and vice versa, #19 are too busy living for today to prepare for the future, and #20 live like EVERYONE else.
Why be normal? I would highly recommend being as "abnormal" as possible...
Your blog is great! ^.^ I don't think I could ever do #1, #4, #7, or #13 I love my stuff and cute shoes :PReplyDelete
Maybe a few qualify as truly radical, but all were thought provoking. And I was surprised to see a few of my fav sites in there. Great minds think alike?!ReplyDelete
Suprisingly, all of these ideas weren't so "radical" just a couple of generations ago. People think that doing anything outside of what the mainstream media presents means you are a "radical". Scary. I'd rather be weird than "normal".ReplyDelete
Spend good money on shoes. They will help your back and your wallet for a long time to come. If you can find a small local retailer you can often put more expensive shoes on layaway.ReplyDelete
Thank you, I need all the delinquency I can get. :)