This blog post has absolutely nothing to do with Chapter 8 “The Weirdness of Lies” in my book “Money Mind Crush“. If it did, I would have to sue myself for copyright infringement.
In this post, I shall reveal some very DARK and unpleasant SECRETS…
Aah. Good, you are still here.. let’s begin.
Things get a bit weird at times. We live in a world where the truth is often really just a big pack of lies. The truth is only the truth if enough people believe it. Often or not, what was true many years ago, this is no longer true today!.
At one time we burned witches. We believed they cast spells on people and were a menace to society.
At one time, some brands of cigarettes were endorsed in advertising by doctors..
You see, a lot of truths, are only truth at the time.
Therefore, how can we trust, the truth?
Why is this important?
It’s important because we should always question everything. It’s very easy to live life as a sheep, sleeping awake and oblivious to what’s really happening. We all know what happens to sheep. They get slaughtered.
Sleepwalking ( or Sheepwalking) through life is exactly what the authorities want you to do. You are expected to keep your head down, get a job, buy a house, raise a family of consumers and keep paying your taxes.
I’m not judging, or saying there is anything wrong with this, (I am really), but every citizen is a vital part of a well oiled machine. The more people, the more consumers. The more consumers, the more tax for the government.
The Weirdness Of Lies – Part One
The only reason the government tolerates business and all their tax breaks is that businesses employ and pay people who then become consumers, who then end up paying tax.
When people keep blathering on about big companies not paying tax, they seem to forget about all the employees they create jobs for, who do pay tax. Anyone who has the guts enough to start a company, then goes on to employ people, should be applauded, not attacked.
Remember, in the UK, we pay tax on money earned, and also tax on money spent. It’s a merry go round (for the government) of constant direct and indirect tax payments.
I’m not saying paying tax is wrong. After all, without tax, we wouldn’t have roads, parks, and all that other good stuff..
Tax money is often wasted.
The government own the biggest and most lucrative casino in the country. You work most of your life in a job, pay bills, feed your family, feed the government machine and on retirement you might have a few shekels left over for a fortnight’s camping holiday in Bognor.
All that, after a lifetime of work.
Not, the most ideal situation, is it?
The Weirdness Of Lies – Part Two
You went through the pain of childbirth (maybe not you personally), to bring consumers into the world, consumers who feed the machine, called the Government.
I’m not Anti Government. I’m really not. But they lie, often. No matter which party comes into power, it will have a team of liars in it. Politicians tell lies to get elected then renege on promises after they are in power.
So, what can we do about it?
Step 1. Don’t believe everything you hear. Especially if it comes from people who claim to be an authority. It’s very fashionable to not tell the whole truth these days. Authorities are some of the biggest liars on earth.
Politicians are trained in lying, I think it’s a test they undergo as soon as they become one.
Step 2. Don’t work just to consume. The government loves consumers. Work to save and invest. People who spend more than they earn, end up broke. When designing a life and how much it’s going to cost to achieve that life, don’t forget to take into account, the taxman.
He wants his share. The average person works around 8 or 9 years of their working life just for the taxman. The average person pays the equivalent in tax of an average-priced two-bedroom apartment in their lifetime of work. (UK).
The irony of all this is that your son, or daughter that can’t afford to get onto the property ladder will give the equivalent of a property in tax to the Government over their working life.
Step 3. Create other revenue streams. Not everyone can work two jobs, but everyone can create two incomes. Creating a side hustle or a stream of passive income is not too hard to do, the Internet has made this a lot easier.
Step 4. Create your own economy. This is my favourite. Instead of working for the “man” or “woman”. Work for yourself. Create your own business, enjoy the tax breaks you get from running your own thing. Create a company that you can either turn into a passive or semi passive income stream, invest some of the profits, or even create the company to eventually sell.
Design a better “exit strategy” A lot of people who have given a lifetime of work, paid their dues and have generally been “good citizens” often retire broke. The government pension in the UK is currently equivalent to around a couple of days pay. This is your weekly pension.
The whole thing is broken.
If you are currently on the hamster wheel to nowhere, it’s time to get off. Life is different in the 21st century. One income in the household is not enough anymore. Inflation will eat your savings. Use those savings to create income streams. It’s time to get creative.
I hope you got value from this post. If you read this far, leave me a comment below. Let me know what you are doing to make life better for you and your family.
Have a great day.
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