What's your story? Discussions your reasons for going abroad.
All this nonsense is the past, this is an attempt at a complete total planetary take over by a group of counterfeiters who's end goal is to control all the wealth of the world with an accounting gimmick backed up by military force to uphold the fraud.
Making it on your own merit in the system they are attempting to pull off for all of us has little to do with your ability and more to do with how well you suck the money changers ass's.
There really is nothing else to talk about as far as making it on your own terms as far as the way the world operates today.
Time to Hide!
I am reading it through for the second time. I've been reading several books about money and wealth for the past few months.
I agree with you that the book is not very informative. As many critics note, it's mostly just preachy and there's not much useful advice. Most of the book is him just repeating his slogans and telling the story of his two dads. It's not especially well-written either. It's empty inspiration. He may have even made up the entire story about having a "rich dad," which I suspect because the story doesn't sound genuine.
I regard him as something of a con-artist, although like most con-artists he does give out a few nuggets of truth plus some common sense advice. But that's perhaps 10% or so of his message in RDPD. His book mostly serves to preach, and is meant to stir up emotions in the reader since he goes about blaming the poor (sometimes in a roundabout way) although oddly he criticizes some of the rich too in parts of the book.
In one part of the book his rich dad even goes so far as to say that money is an illusion. To me, it seems like he gets close to talking about such things as the fraud of the federal reserve but doesn't actually get there for obvious reasons. I think he knows what's going on, but wanted to profit from the dumb masses rather than truly inform them.
He gets a few things spot on, such as noting how the educational system is designed to create drone - employees - and doesn't want citizens to become financially literate. The problem of course is he doesn't provide any real solution for escaping it. He just reverts to preaching without giving any practical advice for getting out of the hole.
One of the things he caught flak for the most was one of the few nuggets of wisdom I agree with: a house is not an asset. His definition of asset is anything that puts money in your pocket. He likewise defines liabilities as anything that takes money out of your pocket. These are good, simple definitions and make sense. And the masses of course fail to see the truth of this. Even now, after, say, the subprime mortgage crisis, most people still think of their homes as assets. It's so ingrained into the collective mind of the middle class.
Anyway, like most of the books about wealth and money I've read so far, RDPD doesn't give any real advice about how to start from zero, although I know this wasn't as pertinent back when RDPD was first published. Kiyosaki's own "start from zero" moment happened when he was 9 or 10 years old. He was working for his friend's dad (the rich dad) for free, and Kiyosaki said the rich dad asked them to do this because it would spur their minds to think of ways to make money that didn't include work. Nowadays this could hardly work at all because when Kiyosaki was growing up was plenty before the "cops harassing kids over lemonade stands" days of the present.
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I agree, of course. There's a time limit and for most people, time is already up. It's looking like we'll all be slaves or serfs eventually. Really, most of the population already is. That's why my book has "Apocalypse" in the title. As bad as things are now, we still have some opportunities that likely won't exist in 20 years, if not sooner. I'm talking travel bans, martial law, etc. In 2035, 2015 will probably look like the good ol' days. I probably won't make it to freedom myself, but at this point I think it's still possible. But then, my goals are smaller and more attainable than most peoples'. Freedom is in part getting away from material attachments, and this I find is only getting easier for me. Now I just need more money and wealth. Problem is I'm getting there too slowly. There is no hope in the proles - the sheep will remain sheep and will never learn from history. Nihil sub sole novum.
That would be me
1)Too much of one thing defeats the purpose.
2)Everybody is full of it. What's your hypocrisy?
From Chapter 2 of Expatriation Apocalypse!:
Until you know what you really want, you can't really start your journey in earnest. You can wander the world, and although that will give you lasting memories and experiences, you want to think of your future as well. Many guys live life thinking they want what others want. Perhaps that's why consumerism is so contagious and how the "keeping up with the Joneses" mentality is so prevalent. Most people do not think about anything beyond what they see directly. I know I'm doing much better now cutting out material attachments in my life. That alone lends so much freedom to life. Part of my dream is to live simply, without much material entrapment.
Do you guys agree with this or not? Some would strongly disagree with this, but I think it's helpful if you don't know or understand what you really want from life. It could be a very divisive statement philosophically.
Kill your TV or it will kill you(r dreams.) I haven't watched TV for years, and now I don't even own one. I don't even understand how modern people stand it, but then the sheep tend to be good at constantly absorbing crap without filtering it out of their lives. I don't understand why anyone (or how anyone) could enjoy returning to the idiot box again and again. At least other distractions I get. The internet and video games are interactive, and the internet at least has tons of uses. But TV? It's nothing but blankly absorbing images and sounds off a screen. It's shutting your brain off. I'm probably preaching to the choir about this here, but it's still a good piece of advice for those just starting out. Think of how much time you can save for other pursuits simply by killing your TV.
It is difficult to get away from this idea that life revolves around a job. This was my biggest mistake after graduating college. (I was still blue pill somewhat.) I wasted too much time. I've said before that there are two main resources: money and time. If you have one, you probably don't have the other. A very lucky and/or diligent few have both. Whichever one you have, just use it to your own benefit. Options for men in mainstream society have run out for the most part, so now is the time to explore other paths. If you beg at the West's dinner table, you might get thrown scraps - which may end up keeping you begging for just a little more, hoping for eventual acceptance to eat at the table. But we know better: that our faux-masters have no such intentions for us. This is the time to walk away from living under the table. You'll start with your own crumbs, but they'll be your own. And eventually you may be able to do so much more on your own.
Think about how much you could accomplish in one year? Things you can do for yourself. Things you care about doing. Things that really matter to you. This thought always motivates me. I often think that if I would run at 100% of my potential for one single year, my life would become incredible afterwards. You have to use your time for your own benefit. What a sick system the world embraces - to waste one's time - life! - working to make scum-sucking corporations even richer, thus perpetuating this cycle of doing soulless "work" that keeps modern society in a perpetual state of zombie-citizens and degradation of everything beautiful.
From Chapter 3:
It's not just about having enough money. Just as important is how you think about money. The West tends to warp how people think about money and does everything it can to box people into lifestyles where they have fewer choices and must spend more money just to survive. Consider suburbs. The houses are shitty but overpriced. You need a car just to live in a suburb, costing you perhaps thousands per year. You may even have to homeowner association fees. Such a lifestyle costs a lot of money and in truth leads to a lower quality of life because it produces isolation, consumerism, and debt.
Ironically, this bit could have come from Kiyosaki's Rich Dad, Poor Dad. He talks a lot in his book about the trap of the middle class, a point on which he was spot on.
For most people in the West, they never step off the money treadmill. Many of them can't, even being born into a suburban life in which they begin on the treadmill. Money problems tend to scale up to however much a person has. This is why lottery winners can easily go broke within a few years. They had no clue about money in the first place, and their bad habits scaled up to the millions they received. If a person can't handle a hundred dollars, they can't handle a million.
Robert Kiyosaki made most of his money from book sales, he's worth around 12 million, not 100 million like he claims in some of his books. The "rich dad" guy in his story is fictitious. Not exactly the guy I would look to for financial advice.
Definitely. I've read RDPD twice and about 90% of it is bullshit. The remaining bits are the nuggets of truth he uses to reel people in.
He was right about such things as the real definitions of assets and liabilities and the trap of the middle class lifestyle.
From my book, a perfect summation of life in the U.S.:
(I wrote a sub-chapter on car culture.)
From my sub-chapter on car culture:
Here I want to plug someone else's book. If you see how badly suburban life and car culture has rotted America from within, you'll be interested in this book: Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream.
You can find it on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Suburban-Nation-Sprawl-Decline-American/dp/0865477507
Portions of the book are available here: http://books.google.com/books/about/Suburban_Nation.html?id=UZ0-0X4aiwQC
Another book I read some time before writing Expatriation Apocalypse!: Affluenza. It's about consumerism in the West and ways to combat it. I've never been the consumerist type, so this book instantly appealed to me. I think there was a documentary of it as well.
A real conspiracy: making America good for cars and bad for people. Forget moon landing hoaxes, flat earth coverups and other bullshit distractions. This was a real conspiracy, choices made by nefarious big business that is still affecting life in America today.
I realized sales were up this month, so I decided to check and sure enough I found something hilarious today. Someone left this comment under the sole one star star review for Expatriation Apocalypse!:
That's hilariously stupid. I don't know what's funnier - that this idiot thinks I'm MGTOW or that she thinks MGTOWs are big on going abroad to live.
The uptick in sales I always get from criticism from here or on reviews is much appreciated however.
The more they shame the more they're inane.
Another insane, bitter feminist review:
Not only does her review suggest she didn't read much of the book, she's pissed off because someone dares to disagree with feminism and "women's rights."
Last time I checked, honey, women do have rights. What you want, sweetheart, is female superiority (a truly LOL-worthy term) and a misandrist system.
Ah, well. I know you can't logic, so just go f**k yourself with your army of dildos.
I do, however, appreciate the uptick in sales of Expatriation Apocalypse! due to the attention from irrational dipshits like the reviewer above.
Maybe these morons hadn't noticed, but my audience is not feminists. Ergo, the more feminists that criticize the book the more it will sell. Muy apreciado, feminazis.
Whenever I come across a book that gets bad reviews from femcunts, I become more interested. Those idiots don't realise that all publicity is good publicity. you should try to promote your book on feminist sites.
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