By firstname.lastname@example.org (Singapore Man of Leisure)
In most cultures and spiritualities, the single-minded pursuit and obsession with money is considered crass.
It does not matter whether we are in the Earn More or Save More camps – we know in our hearts we are merely telling little lies to ourselves…
We admonish others for coveting material possessions, yet isn’t it the same when we covet income producing assets and financial wealth?
Is it not just 50 steps laughing at 100 steps? The pot calling the kettle black?
Although I’m agnostic, I’m quite influenced by Oriental philosophies like Zen and Taoism.
Which does not make things easy with concepts like “letting go”, “non action”, “non attachment”, and what not…
How do you embark on your journey towards financial freedom with anchor weights like these?
No wonder some gravitate towards the prosperity gospel…
I’ve resolved my cognitive dissonance by focusing on what I can control and influence – the mastery of my chosen craft – be it for career or trading.
This way, money is just a by-product; a way of keeping score.
For eg, in Trading, I’ve only goals (mostly grey and murky qualitative ones at that) for my entries and exits; there’re no monetary goals like X $ amounts in Y years.
I’ll take …read more
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