The Early Days: Stepping onto the Hamster Wheel

From my earliest memories growing up, I followed the rules. I checked off all the boxes.

And I was miserable.  Little did I realize it, but I had unwittingly followed society’s guidelines that led me to stepping onto the hamster wheel of constant consumption.

Check out this amazing YouTube movie by Steve Cutts which exemplifies the rat race. Yes, I know, I’m mixing metaphors but it’s a really good 5 minute movie!

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But Wait, What’s Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE)?

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I’ll take a detour from my origin story to talk about this thing called “Financial Independence Retire Early” or FIRE because not everyone knows what this is.

In fact, it’s a concatenation of two really separate ideas that are not necessarily related, but everyone seems to just lump them together anyway.

And, it has gotten quite controversial lately!

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