This post is the first of my posts towards the next book, which will be financial.. tips from my experience, education, and what I am experiencing in my own rebuilding, after a divorce and move to another state.
Today's post might sound a little different from posts I would have done a few years ago, and that is because I, too, am evolving by applying the lessons I learn to my own life. The subject line might have caught your attention and perhaps invoked some anger against me, but listen and you will see that you agree to the point, even if you don't know that you do.
Entropy is a concept in nature that says things fall apart over time. It's only natural that cohesive systems, whether it be a human being or social links of individuals. The most perfect form by nature is near the beginning. Then, it begins to spread out and deteriorate.
However, we do not accept that, nor should we. NATURE in our body would prefer NOT to get up and exercise, for example. Every time we cut back on foods that we like or do extra work that causes us pain, we are fighting our natural impulses, but that is the way that we make ourselves more fit to live longer and more functionally. There are a whole HOST of products and injections out there that are bought by people and applied or used to extend their youthful appearance or function. We don't welcome nature.
Similarly, our bodies don't WANT to work for more money. If I'm laying in a bed, I don't want to get up and get ready to go into a place that will be physically or mentally taxing. However, if I follow that natural impulse, I will be poor and MORE stressed over bills and such. Our level of financial success does not depend on finding and doing what our body WANTS to do as much as it is based on the level of how well we can suppress that desire to do things we do not.
Now, there needs to be a balance, or you will find yourself failing yourself by not being able to ENJOY the benefits of the choices, so you need to be able to snack from time to time, rest in your bed, or take time off to enjoy the literal benefits of your labor. But, I wanted to do this post to note that, in the culture that screams for you to ignore the needs/desires of others as well as cultural norms to follow your desires, it is important to OPPOSE what you want at times to reach your dreams down the road, whether that be personal or financial.