By Lionel Yeo
So I was hoping you could help me out with something. I’ve been pondering it all weekend and I just can’t figure it out.
Usually, when this happens, I sit down and do a brain dump of all the thoughts swirling in my brain. Then I organise it, write several drafts, find a nice picture, and boom – we get another blogpost.
But after writing all Sunday, I still couldn’t get my head around it. Maybe you can help me out.
Here’s the thing: We talk a LOT about “financial freedom” these days. Specifically, financial freedom refers to the point when you realise that your wealth has grown SO LARGE that you never have to work any longer. Whenever I ask my readers why they’d like to start investing, the #1 reason is “to achieve financial freedom”.
Bloggers write about financial freedom as if it’s the Holy Grail. Early Retirement pundits devise elaborate spreadsheets to help you calculate the exact age when you can get there. We take it for granted that it’s THE goal we should all be striving towards.
But why should that be the case?
The “Necessary Evil” Argument
In the American version of The Office, there’s a droopy-eyed character called Stanley.
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