An interesting article I ran across over at Life Advancer- Humans Why Do We Have to Work? Basically, we’re brainwashed by the media into thinking the current system we have of work, work, work–consume, consume, consume is the only choice.
It’s not. Living in Korea, working a kind of part-time job for the past 10 years or so has been ideal. Now, I’m ready to take it a step further when I go to Canada and hopefully avoid that cycle that I kind of loathe above all other things:
Take out loans to buy crap you don’t need/go to expensive schools—>get a job to pay them off—>feel exhausted from working so many hours at job—>become a TV watching zombie because you’re too tired to do anything else—>get sucked into buying more crap you don’t need because of advertising—>work more to pay off the loans, and so on it goes.
My plan? Work for myself, do some part-time temporary work if necessary, live frugally, continue not watching TV. Basically anything that it not what I just described above.