I won't deny that it was fun at first. You know that feeling that comes from being a more reckless version of yourself, of throwing caution to the wind? Of course, my version of this wasn't so extreme but you get the idea.Read More
We live in a debt culture. The majority of us have debt of some kind, be it a mortgage, student loans, a car loan, a line of credit, carrying a balance on our credit or store card(s), a government-endorsed loan against retirement savings, a buy-now-pay-later purchase, a payday loan, a pay advance, a debt owing to a bookie or dealer, or a mix of the above.
While many would argue that the seriousness of the various types of debt varies from “good debt” to “avoid at any cost,” I would argue that the fundamentals of how they affect our behaviour and how we feel are generally the same...Read More
As I hinted at in late 2017, I’m venturing into uncharted territory. What territory? Video.
As of this writing, I’ve filmed five videos for another one of the channels I’m setting up* and I’m learning to edit to, hopefully, put out a finished product that’s not too painful or amateurish to watch.
Why Video?Read More
I know better. That’s what I’ve been repeating to myself over and over again since about October of last year.
I’ve unfortunately gotten off track on a number of fronts because I increasingly let distractions get in the way of what I know is more valuable.
The primary culprit? Consumption.Read More
It's been a bit quiet on Free to Pursue lately. Sorry about that.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. The deep, wandering-through-the-desert type of thinking I haven’t done in about five years.Read More
Can you think of someone in your life—other than a family member—who you would help in a heartbeat, no questions asked, with no expectation of help in return?
If so, what are the characteristics of that person?Read More
I’ve had an abysmal few months when it comes to reading books cover to cover as I keep inching toward my 1,000-book goal. And I’m perfectly OK with that because it’s for good reason.
As it turns out, I've started but did not finish reading far more books over the last few months. And, as I’ve explained previously, if I don’t finish a book—no matter how far in I get—it doesn’t get added to my list.
I’ve abandoned or temporarily set aside these books for various reasons...Read More
I’ve read a lot about personal freedom recently on social media.
My conclusion? Despite what marketers try to sell us, personal freedom does not come from having all the right stuff.
If anything, our pursuit of "having it all" ends up costing us years of work and clutters up our living spaces, our garage and even *gasp* a rented storage unit or two.Read More