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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My Unconscious Pursuit of FIRE: To Be Unemployment-Proof, Part 1

I wanted all the protection I could get!

Getting back to my story, I must admit that I actually didn’t know about FIRE as a movement until recently. Yet it turns out I had been unconsciously pursuing it for a decade.

And initially I didn’t pursue it out of the dream of living a more fulfilling life. It was fear and anxiety that drove me.

I wanted to become unemployment-proof.

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