Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
Short but powerful message. No parent, university, or boss would, or could, deliver that wisdom in that setting.
"...and to keep your mouth shut around normal people."
You hit the nail on the head with this one. I'm now close to fifty and fortunately I figured most of this out in my mid 30s.You want freedom don't get a lot of bills especially ongoing ones. Mortgage, car payment etc. I decided in my mid 30s to get serious about getting things done when I hit 40. I went from $150k in debt to having a brand new house on 16 acres in the country all paid for.I now work a maximum of 6 months a year and can get by on 3 months work. I should have done this in my 20s.Travelling can be done for a reasonable cost. there are a lot of good things within a days drive in most places. An old car will get you there as well as a new one. It will get you there more often too because you can afford the gas if you have no payment. I have been to over 50 countries and can still enjoy travelling at home. (Canada)Good job captain leading by example. Filming from the top of a peak was a great idea.
And yet, the key to learning is constructive failure.Maybe its a ring of several keys to success.
Well you're not the only one talking about worthless degrees. One of the top mining CEOS in Australia has just come out swinging at 'Universities creating a plague of dunces'http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/universities-creating-a-plague-of-dunces-says-academic-ian-plimer/story-fni0dcne-1227069591912
99% of the population won't see that type of view in their lifetimes. Just day after day of the same 'ol mundane stuff. Oh well, keeps the trails free and clear. We just finished the John Muir Trail last month and only saw maybe 200 people over the entire 220 miles. Best scenery on Earth for those who want to go out and get it.
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