Dying Daily #69: Long-Term Goals

I don’t know what I did, but I am having a lot of trouble with the feeling in my fingers so this may be short. I am thinking Sundays might be lighter days anyway.

5 Long-Term Goals

  • Find a way out of this machine where we exchange time and energy for X amount of dollars. This one has become increasingly important to me. I want more time with the people I love and a lot less time in the city. Pretty much all of my long-term goals flow out of this one.
  • Pay off all debt. Debt is really a devastating thing to have in life, it makes me sad how much our society accepts and promotes it as normal, and even a good thing (build your credit so you are allowed to build more debt!). I have a deep animosity toward celebrities who sell crap on commercials, but this goes double for anyone shilling credit cards. Bill Hicks is probably responsible for this in me.
  • Finish my book, get it edited, work on getting it published. This is what freedom looks like to me.
  • Keep learning about investing and things related to this. I used to think this was “un-spiritual” or base or something like that. The thing is, there is a big difference between being smart about how you use the resources you have available to you and being greedy. I don’t want extravagance or excess. I want time with my family, less time in cities and enough money to help other people. That’s pretty much it. The only way to get this is to find a way to be financially independent. I am way behind the successful people in my age demographic, but I am working on catching up.
  • I would like to be a kinder person each year that goes by. I feel like this has gone in reverse a little this year, and I am trying to turn it back around.

That’s it for today.

Do you have long-term goals? What are they? What is your concrete plan for achieving them?

I will apologize in advance in case I do not respond quickly.