Day 2- #10DBC
This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 2
Why is the freedom lifestyle so important to me?
The freedom lifestyle is my personal goal because I believe that time is our most precious commodity and we should never squander it.
I think that time spent sitting in a cubicle or even an office working on projects that are pointless or useless with people you don’t like is an absolute sin.
It seems like most people have been conditioned to believe that it’s possible to save up their time and spend it all at the end of their lives. This is the premise of retirement. Our culture has led us to believe that if we work hard for 30 or 40 years, sacrificing our own happiness, then we can have complete freedom when we retire.
The fallacy of this becomes evident when we get to this promised land of retirement and we no longer have our health, our families or enough savings and by then it’s too late.
Or maybe we don’t even live that long!
I think this is the ultimate form of procrastination or maybe delusion. We tell ourselves that it’s okay to suffer now so when can reap the rewards later, we’ll be happy when we’re rich or we’ll travel when we retire. What if that never happens?
What if tomorrow never comes?
I’m not saying that we don’t have responsibilities to be productive and contributing members of society, we certainly do. We can’t be free if we aren’t able to provide for ourselves or our families. Being free includes being self sufficient.
I’m saying that freedom is about choices. Being free means choosing the form that our work and play takes so we enjoy both. Choosing how and with whom we spend our precious time. Choosing a lifestyle that brings happiness and contentment.
I think it’s our responsibility to live everyday of our lives to the fullest, whatever that means to us.