There are so many scams out there it is absolutely ridiculous. But the worst ones are those that not only take our money, but our time and effort, then leaves us with guilt and nothing to do about it. The biggest scam of them all is the 40/40/40 scam of life.
What will you regret the most when the time comes?
Many people believe that we will end up regretting things that we do when we are older like getting a tattoo, when in reality, most will say that they regret certain things that they didn’t do. Most of us are stuck in jobs that keep us from really doing what we want, whether that is spending more time with the family, making more friends, seeing the Grand Canyon, or even base jumping into possible death. These jobs give us money and security which is great, but it doesn’t do very much else.
I know I was constantly told that I need a good permanent job that offers good benefits. I was told that I needed to settle down and start making a family before its too late. If you were to ask these people what is one thing that they have always wanted to do, most would say they always wanted to see the Eiffel Tower, visit Hawaii, travel everywhere and so much more.
If you asked them why they never did it, they couldn’t just up and leave. They would say they couldn’t because they had a job, they couldn’t get the vacation time, of maybe they will even say that they will, when they retire and don’t have any kids to take care of.
We are accustomed to the world always telling us that in order to have a successful life you need to work 40 hours per week, for 40 years, to retire and get back 40% of what we already had a hard time enjoying life with. People put so much time and effort into this idea of what a good life is, that they never think about what they really want because it is ridiculous and will waste time that you could be spending working.
When my family found out that I went to Alaska the first time to work in housekeeping because I wanted to see Alaska, they thought I was stupid and wasting my time out there. The only thing that mattered was that I needed a stable job and getting seasonal jobs was going to ruin my experience.
When I chose to go to Colorado, same thing, they backed off a bit though because I took Jesus so at least I was settling with someone but they still judged. All of these people acted like they were interested in all the amazing life experiences I was gaining, but really, they were just waiting to tell me that that was foolish and that I should stop. That I should just get a stable job and drop the idea of traveling out of USA and Mexico because its stupid and worthless.
I don’t believe in dropping my hopes and dreams just because my family thinks I am crazy, and if that makes me the black sheep, that’s fine. They will realize sooner or later that they could have done much more, if they found other ways to make money, like having their own online business (get started here), rather than putting everything off until they retire.
My mom is going through a divorce at the moment and she has been thinking about what she has actually done in life. Besides having beautiful children and a long marriage that wasn’t the best, there isn’t much. She’s honestly thinking about just going to Alaska and working there to get away and see at least a little part of the country (besides California) she has lived in most of her life.
This scam drains everything
This scam that everyone has bought into takes so much from people and just this thought of job security and retirement just plants itself in their minds and rationalizes how putting 40 years of your life to work makes sense when it really doesn’t. There are other ways of making money that becomes just as secure without the need of spending so much time in a place you don’t really like.
Owning your own business, working for yourself and making your own schedule really isn’t as hard as it used to be. There are organizations and communities available to help you get started and make something you actually like into a money making business. Jesus and I are learning through Wealthy Affiliate (here is our review) and I am telling you its a lot easier than what I thought it was. Its free if you want and its simple and easy to follow. They have so many articles and information on everything you need to know and a huge community of people willing to help.
Don’t let your life pass before you and then regret so many things you could have done but didn’t because you were working a job you probably don’t even like. Make your own business and get out there and enjoy the world!