Money CAN buy you happiness

 I’m sure you’ve all heard the phrase “money can’t buy you happiness”.  I don’t really like using the word “happiness” in this context, because it doesn’t really fully represent what people are trying to say then they repeat this saying.

Happiness is more or less a fleeting emotion, and isn’t necessary 100% of the time to have a fulfilling, amazing life.

I enjoying playing adult kickball and I am super competitive (laugh all you want, that shit is serious). When my team loses a game, I can’t honestly describe my emotional state for the next few hours as ‘happy’. But at the same time, I am not depressed or miserable and I am still content and satisfied with most aspects of my life. You don’t need to be ‘happy’ 100% of the time. You can’t be, really.

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Stop asking for permission

 

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                 Earlier today I was listening to The Minimalists Podcast with Joshua Fields Millburn, author of “Everything that Remains” (one of my top 10 books) and he got a question from a reader that asked whether he needs to keep his college diploma, or if he should get rid of it to further his journey of minimalism. Millburn responded to the question by asking,

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Stop following the rules

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For your entire life up until this point you have been living according to a system that wasn’t created by you, wasn’t created for you, and wasn’t even built with your interests in mind.

I’m not referring to the country or political structures per se, but to the very culture and lifestyle that we are raised in. From preschool until the nursing home, we are supposed to follow other people’s rules designed to accomplish other people’s goals. If you want to accomplish your goals, then you have to start living by your rules.

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Welcome to freedom!

This website is not about making money

 

This website is about FREEDOM. 

 

 

Don’t get me wrong, money is awesome, and I am actively trying to make more. But money isn’t great for it’s own sake, it is great because it can get you that freedom. For most people the main reason they do not have freedom is because they are stuck in the job paradigm, and as wise man once told me, “Working for other people is nothing but waking up early and holding your shit in.” 

This site is an ongoing study and experiment in all the ways to free yourself from the job paradigm, through making money online, motivation, saving money, investing, and all the other amazing opportunities provided through the internet. 

I’m not even close to being rich, but I own my time, which is a lot more than many wealthy people can say. On The Secret of the Internet we show you what we do, and the things that work for us, and the things that don’t. We  also profile and examine many other online businesses so you can see all the various ways people are being their own bosses and breaking free from wage slavery. 

Welcome to freedom!