Time Devours Everything
You were only given one life and life is time. Time keeps ticking which means your time keeps dwindling.
If time is the fuel of life, everyone only gets one “full-tank” on the day they were born.
This human condition of mortality isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Because humans have finite lives, we cherish and value it because we recognise its temporal nature and the ultimate same fate that will overtake us all – death.
Or do we?
Take a quick glance at our world today and you will see countless people living as though their life’s fuel, time (“time fuel”) will never run out.
Enter Money and the Villain of Time: Whose Name is “Job”
“Time is money.” You’ve heard the saying. But what does it mean? For people with jobs it’s apparent – you are being paid by the hour, day, week or month. You are exchanging chunks of your
time life for money.
Your money is directly proportional to your time. This Time-Money-Servitude is the greatest villainy. It’s subtle, it’s insidious and before you know it, it will rob you dry of your “time fuel” (your life).
This thing called “Job” is a beast with an insatiable appetite for devouring your time. No matter how much you give it, it’s never enough. It will take whatever you give and then it will take some more.
Now I refer to a job because it’s easy to understand. But even if you don’t have a job in the traditional sense, anytime the source of your income is directly and linearly tied to your time you still fall under the yoke of Time-Money-Servitude.
A message for those who are so sick and tired of their unfulfilling jobs:
Deep down you feel it. That you’re settling.
You ask yourself: “is this my life? There’s got to be more to life than this. Did I slave away all those years in college to get my degree just so I can now become a professional (albeit well-dressed) slave in a suit?”
Often you wake up before the sun rises, get home after the sun sets. Leave in the dark and back in the dark.
Now you’re at work. 9 – 12 hours of mind-numbing boredom. You keep checking the clock but time seems to slow to a halt.
You constantly wear a mask. “Keep smiling” you tell yourself. This is especially hard to do when you really don’t like this one colleague but smile anyway.
Your job isn’t even about talent or hard work. Yes that may count for 45% but 55% of it is office politics. How many times has someone else got the promotion but you know you deserved it more? You’re unsatisfied but feel trapped. Maybe you have a mortgage, maybe you have a family now so you choose to stay in your cubicle a bit longer.
But before you know it 10 years have gone. Now 20, then 40 years of your life that cannot be gotten back.
But by then it’s TOO LATE.
Am I exaggerating? Maybe. Maybe not. See for yourself. Look around in your office and when you go out to the shops or anywhere else, see if you can spot what I’ve just described.
Learn from the mistakes of older people in your workplace. Ask yourself if you want to be in their position at their age? Still doing the same thing after decades.
Engineering Your Escape: The Purpose Freedom From Work Exists
For those who have settled. Who have accepted Time-Money-Servitude as their “lot in life.”
For those who want something more. You know deep down that you can do it – all this wasted potential.
For those who want to escape but you haven’t started. You don’t know how.
This is the purpose why Freedom From Work exists:
To be The Red Pill for Time and Money in order to help you engineer your escape from Time-Money-Servitude.