Will a tiger eat you today?
The modern world doesn't have the threats of the old world. You are
certainly not concerned with walking out of your cave to get eaten by
another animal; gone are the days when the stranger you pass is likely
to hold you up at gun point and steal all your possessions (although
this still happens); it is rare that people settle disagreements at 20
paces with a revolver.
Yes, there are exceptions and yes these are still threats of harm; but modern threats are primarily marketplace threats.
Peace of mind may lie in a plan to remove modern day threats:
Do I have enough money to retire?Most people assume that a good job and a little savings is all they need to remove the threats, but the recent economic downturn proved that the fantasy of security is...well, a fantasy.
Am I going to be able to take care of my family?
Will I be able to keep my house?
Do I have enough money or power to hold the upper hand if my job is threatened?
Will my ability to transact in the marketplace still be powerful as I get older?
If you are not currently fulfilling a long-term strategy to remove all the modern day threats, you may find your self unarmed to deal with the threats that are, in fact, coming.
Perhaps the only way to remove the threats is autonomy; working for yourself and building wealth that distances you from the changes in the marketplace.
What is autonomy and how do you produce that? It requires a whole new way of thinking and a keen understanding of the fundamentals - and - the opportunities of modern day transaction.
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