Itâ€™s funny that when people reach a certain age, such as after graduating from the university, they assume itâ€™s time to go out and get a job. But like many things the masses do, just because everyone does it doesnâ€™t mean itâ€™s a good idea. In fact, if youâ€™re reasonably intelligent, getting a job is one of the worst things you can do to support yourself. There are far better ways to make a living than selling yourself into indentured servitude.
Here are some reasons you should do everything in your power to avoid getting a job:
1. Income for dummies
Getting a job and trading your time for money may seem like a good idea. Thereâ€™s only one problem with it. Itâ€™s silly! Itâ€™s the stupidest way you can possibly generate income! This is truly income for dummies.
Why is getting a job so dumb? Because you only get paid when youâ€™re working. Donâ€™t you see a problem with that, or have you been so thoroughly brainwashed into thinking itâ€™s reasonable and intelligent to only earn income when youâ€™re working? Have you never considered that it might be better to be paid even when youâ€™re not working? Who taught you that you could only earn income while working? Some other brainwashed employee perhaps?
Donâ€™t you think your life would be much easier if you got paid while you were eating, sleeping, and playing with the kids too? Why not get paid 24/7? Get paid whether you work or not. Donâ€™t your plants grow even when you arenâ€™t tending to them? Why not your bank account?
Who cares how many hours you work? Only a handful of people on this entire planet care how much time you spend at the office. Most of us wonâ€™t even notice whether you work 6 hours a week or 60. But if you have something of value to provide that matters to us, a number of us will be happy to pull out our wallets and pay you for it. We donâ€™t care about your time â€” we only care enough to pay for the value we receive. Do you really care how long it took me to write this article? Would you pay me twice as much if it took me 6 hours vs. only 3?
Non-dummies often start out on the traditional income for dummies path. So donâ€™t feel bad if youâ€™re just now realizing youâ€™ve been suckered. Non-dummies eventually realize that trading time for money is indeed extremely dumb and that there must be a better way. And of course there is a better way. The key is to de-couple your value from your time.
Smart people build systems that generate income 24/7, especially passive income. This can include starting a business, building a web site, becoming an investor, or generating royalty income from creative work. The system delivers the ongoing value to people and generates income from it, and once itâ€™s in motion, it runs continuously whether you tend to it or not. From that moment on, the bulk of your time can be invested in increasing your income (by refining your system or spawning new ones) instead of merely maintaining your income.
Sure it takes some upfront time and effort to design and implement your own income-generating systems. But you donâ€™t have to reinvent the wheel â€” feel free to use existing systems like ad networks and affiliate programs. Once you get going, you wonâ€™t have to work so many hours to support yourself. Wouldnâ€™t it be nice to be out having dinner with your spouse, knowing that while youâ€™re eating, youâ€™re earning money? If you want to keep working long hours because you enjoy it, go right ahead. If you want to sit around doing nothing, feel free. As long as your system continues delivering value to others, youâ€™ll keep getting paid whether youâ€™re working or not.
Your local bookstore is filled with books containing workable systems others have already designed, tested, and debugged. Nobody is born knowing how to start a business or generate investment income, but you can easily learn it. How long it takes you to figure it out is irrelevant because the time is going to pass anyway. You might as well emerge at some future point as the owner of income-generating systems as opposed to a lifelong wage slave. This isnâ€™t all or nothing. If your system only generates a few thousands of naira a month, thatâ€™s a significant step in the right direction.
2. Limited experience
You might think itâ€™s important to get a job to gain experience. But thatâ€™s like saying you should play golf to get experience playing golf. You gain experience from living, regardless of whether you have a job or not. A job only gives you experience at that job, but you gain â€experienceâ€ doing just about anything, so thatâ€™s no real benefit at all. Sit around doing nothing for a couple years, and you can call yourself an experienced meditator, philosopher, or politician.
The problem with getting experience from a job is that you usually just repeat the same limited experience over and over. You learn a lot in the beginning and then stagnate. This forces you to miss other experiences that would be much more valuable. And if your limited skill set ever becomes obsolete, then your experience wonâ€™t be worth squat. In fact, ask yourself what the experience youâ€™re gaining right now will be worth in 20-30 years. Will your job even exist then?
Consider this. Which experience would you rather gain? The knowledge of how to do a specific job really well â€” one that you can only monetize by trading your time for money â€“ or the knowledge of how to enjoy financial abundance for the rest of your life without ever needing a job again? Now I donâ€™t know about you, but Iâ€™d rather have the latter experience. That seems a lot more useful in the real world, wouldnâ€™t you say?
3. Lifelong domestication
Getting a job is like enrolling in a human domestication program. You learn how to be a good pet.
Look around you. Really look. What do you see? Are these the surroundings of a free human being? Or are you living in a cage for unconscious animals? Have you fallen in love with the color beige?
Howâ€™s your obedience training coming along? Does your master reward your good behavior? Do you get disciplined if you fail to obey your masterâ€™s commands?
Is there any spark of free will left inside you? Or has your conditioning made you a pet for life?
Humans are not meant to be raised in cages!!!
4. Too many mouths to feed
Employee income is the most heavily taxed there is.The tax system is designed to disguise how much youâ€™re really giving up because some of those taxes are paid by your employer, and some are deducted from your paycheck. But you can bet that from your employerâ€™s perspective, all of those taxes are considered part of your pay, as well as any other compensation you receive such as benefits. Even the rent for the office space you consume is considered, so you must generate that much more value to cover it. You might feel supported by your corporate environment, but keep in mind that youâ€™re the one paying for it.
Another chunk of your income goes to owners and investors. Thatâ€™s a lot of mouths to feed.
It isnâ€™t hard to understand why employees pay the most in taxes relative to their income. After all, who has more control over the tax system? Business owners and investors or employees?
You only get paid a fraction of the real value you generate. Your real salary may be more than triple what youâ€™re paid, but most of that money youâ€™ll never see. It goes straight into other peopleâ€™s pockets.
What a generous person you are!
5. Way too risky
Many employees believe getting a job is the safest and most secure way to support themselves.
Social conditioning is amazing. Itâ€™s so good it can even make people believe the exact opposite of the truth.
Does putting yourself in a position where someone else can turn off all your income just by saying two words (â€œYouâ€™re firedâ€) sound like a safe and secure situation to you? Does having only one income stream honestly sound more secure than having 10?
The idea that a job is the most secure way to generate income is just silly. You canâ€™t have security if you donâ€™t have control, and employees have the least control of anyone. If youâ€™re an employee, then your real job title should be professional gambler.
6. Having an evil bovine master
When you run into an in the entrepreneurial world, you can turn around and head the other way. When you run into an in the corporate world, you have to turn around and say, â€œSorry, boss.â€
Did you know that the word boss comes from the Dutch word baas, which historically means master? Another meaning of the word boss is â€œa cow or bovine.â€ And in many video games, the boss is the evil dude that you have to kill at the end of a level.
So if your boss is really your evil bovine master, then what does that make you? Nothing but a turd in the herd.
7. Begging for money
When you want to increase your income, do you have to sit up and beg your master for more money? Does it feel good to be thrown some extra Snacks now and then?
Or are you free to decide how much you get paid without needing anyoneâ€™s permission but your own?
If you have a business and one customer says â€œnoâ€ to you, you simply say â€œnext.â€
8. An inbred social life
Many people treat their jobs as their primary social outlet. They hang out with the same people working in the same field. Such incestuous relations are social dead ends. An exciting day includes deep conversations about the companyâ€™s switch from hottest shares in the market, the delay of Microsoftâ€™s latest operating system, and the unexpected delivery of more Bic pens. Consider what it would be like to go outside and talk to strangers. Oooohâ€¦ scary! Better stay inside where itâ€™s safe.
If one of your co-slaves gets sold to another master, do you lose a friend? If you work in a male-dominated field, does that mean you never get to talk to women above the rank of receptionist? Why not decide for yourself whom to socialize with instead of letting your master decide for you? Believe it or not, there are locations on this planet where free people congregate!
9. Loss of freedom
It takes a lot of effort to tame a human being into an employee. The first thing you have to do is break the humanâ€™s independent will. A good way to do this is to give them a weighty policy manual filled with nonsensical rules and regulations. This leads the new employee to become more obedient, fearing that s/he could be disciplined at any minute for something incomprehensible. Thus, the employee will likely conclude itâ€™s safest to simply obey the masterâ€™s commands without question. Stir in some office politics for good measure, and weâ€™ve got a freshly minted mind slave.
As part of their obedience training, employees must be taught how to dress, talk, move, and so on! We canâ€™t very well have employees thinking for themselves, now can we? That would ruin everything.
God forbid you should put a flower on your desk when itâ€™s against the company policy! Oh no, itâ€™s the end of the world! Paul has a plant on his desk! Summon the enforcers! Give him a Query!!
Free human beings think such rules and regulations are silly of course. The only policy they need is: â€œBe smart. Be nice. Do what you love. Have fun.â€
10. Becoming a coward
Have you noticed that employed people have an almost endless capacity to whine about problems at their companies? But they donâ€™t really want solutions â€“ they just want to vent and make excuses why itâ€™s all someone elseâ€™s fault. Itâ€™s as if getting a job somehow drains all the free will out of people and turns them into spineless cowards. If you canâ€™t call your boss to order without fear of getting fired, youâ€™re no longer free. Youâ€™ve become your masterâ€™s property.
When you work around cowards all day long, donâ€™t you think itâ€™s going to rub off on you? Of course it will! Itâ€™s only a matter of time before you sacrifice the noblest parts of your humanity on the altar of fear: first courageâ€¦ then honestyâ€¦ then honor and integrityâ€¦ and finally your independent will! You sold your humanity for nothing but an illusion. And now your greatest fear is discovering the truth of what youâ€™ve become.
I donâ€™t care how badly youâ€™ve been beaten down. It is never too late to regain your courage. Never!
Still want a job? Hahaha!
If youâ€™re currently a well-conditioned, well-behaved employee, your most likely reaction to the above will be defensiveness. Itâ€™s all part of the conditioning. But if the above is true,then consider it to be a reminder of what you already know.
If any of this makes you mad, thatâ€™s a step in the right direction. Anger is a higher level of consciousness than apathy, so itâ€™s a lot better than being numb all the time.If you work through your feelings instead of repressing them, youâ€™ll soon emerge on the doorstep of courage. And when that happens, youâ€™ll have the will to actually do something about your situation and start living like the powerful human being God has created you to be!
Whatâ€™s the alternative to getting a job? The alternative is to remain happily jobless for life and to generate income through other means. Realize that you earn income by providing value â€” not time â€“ so find a way to provide your best value to others, and charge a fair price for it! One of the simplest and most accessible ways is to start your own business. Whatever work youâ€™d otherwise do via employment, find a way to provide that same value directly to those who will benefit most from it. It takes a bit more time to get going, but your freedom is easily worth the initial investment of time and energy. Then you can buy your own Snacks for a change!
And of course everything you learn along the way, you can share with others to generate even more value. So even your mistakes can be monetized!