The truth is, we work in jobs we don’t like, or in jobs that we hate, jobs that suck the life, soul and personality out of you. People get depressed, and people end up in debt.
I know this isn’t true for everyone, some people love their job, but for a lot of people it is true. You’re a slave to the corporate world, or job that you work in, you’re not free.
You may think I’m being extreme here, but according to TheFreeDictionary.com slavery is
“a civil relationship whereby one person has absolute power over another and controls his life, liberty, and fortune“
Think about that for a second, who do you ask when you want time off work (liberty), and who controls the amount you get paid (fortune)?
The definition of ‘free’ from the same website is
“Not under the control or in the power of another; able to act or be done as one wishes”
So are you free? Chances are no.
How To Be Free
Some people say that money buys you happiness, I am not so sure, but one thing I am sure of is that it certainly brings you freedom. Freedom to do what you want, and when you want. To be a free man you need to remove two main restrictions, firstly lack of money, and secondly you need to get rid of your boss.
If you have both of these in your life then you’ll never be free.
So I guess you’re probably thinking that because I have written this post that I must be a free man. I am not there yet, I have a part-time job that requires 2/3 hours work a day, but this job means I can work remotely anywhere in the world. I am currently writing this post in Riga in Lativa, and I am continuing to carry on with both my own work and part-time job while I am here.
I am certainly more free than I used to be, and I am sure one day I will be fully free. I am not making loads of money at the moment, but things are just beginning to come together. Aside from this, I can’t begin to tell you how much more rewarding it is working on your own business as opposed to someone else’s.
If you want to be free too then I recommend the below resources.