I saw one of those “Your Memories” posts on Facebook this morning and it was the fact that one year ago today a newspaper did an article on me. They were following up from an article done a year prior to that (two years ago).
This causes me to reflect on the small amount of press attention that I have received and my own thoughts on it. I admit to having mixed feelings on it.
(Disclosure: this blog entry does ramble a bit).
For one, let’s say that I do become some sort of (even for a short time) media sensation and massive cover story (unlikely).
We all know that nobody’s life can survive such intense scrutiny and we as a society like to look for the bad about someone and rip them to shreds.
This of course gives me a moment of pause, but I have always been honest with who I am and what I am doing. If you ask me something, I will answer honestly.
If you complain or try to chastise me about some aspect of my life, I will listen, but I certainly won’t apologize if you don’t like something about me or my lifestyle. I am who I am, take me or leave me.
I do blog, so my life is out there and I suppose a matter of public record; fine, I accept that. If some reporter or other media person wants to talk to me, okay, drop me a line and let’s set up a meeting.
Part of the reason why I blog is not only to educate and enlighten people that there are other ways to reduce and eliminate debt but to also as a protest of sorts.
I blog to draw attention to the trap of debt and the expected “normal” structure of our society. Why is it that this is, my “Urban Nomad” lifestyle, is the most effective way to eliminate debt?
What aggravates me furthermore is why should anyone have to do this to get rid of debt? The short answer is that people are not expected to get rid of debt, ever.
We are supposed to carry debt and we are told by economists (and bankers) that debt is good. Don’t eliminate debt just “manage it.” Sure, I’ll say it, debt is good . . . for them!
I see debt for what it is, a trap, for once you have debt and/or a mortgage, you are trapped and will never do anything but pay bills until you die.
Sure, you will live a comfortable life, but your money and assets are never truly yours and are always at risk of being taken away, why . . . debt.
So, I will continue to work towards Total Debt Freedom, and work my goals and keep saving up to achieve my dreams (they are many and grand and yes bold).
The future is truly so bright, that I have to wear shades . . . and a hat, you always need a good hat.
As always: keep your head up, you attitude positive and keep moving forward!