This week, my wife Courtney sent me a link to a video and asked for my thoughts. Little did I know, I was about to watch one of the most powerful videos I think that I’ve ever seen on the subject of financial independence and mindless consumerism.
Do yourself a favor and stop whatever it is that you’re doing and give this video your undivided attention (and for the record: I don’t know this guy. Never met him — it’s just a bad-ass video, one of the best I’ve seen).
It starts out with a quote from the Dalai Lama: “We sacrifice our health in order to make wealth, then we sacrifice our wealth in order to get back our health.”
Imagine a world where everyone lived their passion
A lot of this video is pie-in-the-sky platitudes, but it’s also rooted in the depressing state of affairs that plague so many of us living (and working) in the first world. The United States doesn’t have the monopoly on the disease of mindless consumerism. It covers the first world completely.
Though sometimes not easy, we all have the passion and potential to do almost anything. The only thing that separates those of us who DO, and those who DON’T, is our minds.
Did you watch the video? What did you think?
Steve is a 38-year-old early retiree who writes about the intersection of happiness and financial independence. Steve is a regular contributor to MarketWatch, CNBC, and The Ladders. He lives full-time in his 30′ Airstream Classic and travels the country with his wife Courtney and two rescued dogs.