“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.” ― Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Since I was a teenager I’ve thought out that the world of adults is kind of stupid loop: from caffeine dose to caffeine dose, from nicotine dose to nicotine dose… I too was wired, wired for sugar back then big time and I didn’t even see it.
What’s curious about addictions is that they do not even have to include substance, we get addiction can occur through our own hormonal system and often will. Examples are games, thrills or sports.
Well since then I’ve overcome quite a few “bad” habits and even so called addictions. It hasn’t been until more recently, maybe about a year ago that I started to think of the monthly salary as a form of addiction as well. Probably the idea I understood when I was reading Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad.
Being dependent on monthly salary is a bad idea, bad habit, an addiction. It might be necessary for sometime, in the longer run it’s not viable option.
So how exactly it is possible? Well, don’t work for the money. It’s as easy as that mentality, yet what is difficult for many is the mentality of putting the money to work. That actually takes a lot of work, to find the opportunities for money to work.