Why Your Silver Investment Doesn’t Mean A Thing Unless You Live-It-Up
When billionaire Eric Sprott says “silver is the investment of a lifetime,” the Silver Vigilante can get quite excited at the prospect of gaining real wealth from real value during their lifetime. We can often get ahead of ourselves, putting our personal finance above our personal happiness. Despite what the dominant culture might tell us, the one does not lead to the other.
One can work an entire life, eight hours or so a day, and make a healthy sum of money. Let’s say, $100,000 per year. But, has this person’s life been better than the person who made just $50,000 a year but worked much less? In my opinion, the answer is no – and that while the former had more income relative to the individual who worked less, he or she lost much of that money through time spent working to make the money. Since working all the time is not a healthy lifestyle, much was sacrificed in the process of making the extra income.
By far, the best investment one can make is in a healthy lifestyle. With innumerable opportunities for civilization’s stimuli to tear us from ourselves where inner-calm might be sought and found, it is tough to live healthily. There are many ways to live-it-up, and the first starts with a diet avoidant of those foods that makeup the Standard American Diet.
From starches of genetically modified sweet-nothings to acidic sodas which are “killing of your brain cells,” there is nothing to be found in the landscape of plastic menus. Personally, I have found a diverse, plant-based diet the best way for me to maintain energy and focus, as well as remain emotionally stable. The stresses of civilization are boulders upon the shoulders of humans, and the fact that we remain in the way of the world as we do can only attest to our unrealized potential. To further realize this potential throughout our lives, we must be cognizant of the foods we put into our body, and stick to those foods our = bodies have adapted to eating throughout our species’ history.
From there, we must learn about ourselves. This is how we learn those things which make us happy. What do we want out of our lives? What is our opinion of the way things are? Is it right? Is it ethical? Do we want to live in-in with our personal ethics or for the promise of prosperity dangled by the powers-that-be to keep us movin’ straight ahead?
In their most recent monthly interim, The Dollar Vigilante touched upon the topic of living it up in a time of deceit. Chief editor Jeff Berwick took to writing about the concept of retirement and its ridiculousness. He wrote:
“As part and parcel with the bill of goods you’ve been sold telling you that you need to go 16 years of indoctrination traning (school and college), work forty years in a cubicle and not ask questions, they needed to come up with something that made it all seem worthwhile. That carrot is the concept of “retirement.” You see, if you can get through the nearly 20 years of child slave camps and 40 years of slavery where they majority of your income is taken and the rest is eaten up in interst costs for mortgages and loans so you can have a house and a car, then you need a reason to do it all…
a much better way to live is to realize that all of this apparatus built up around us is mostly false…avoid public school (home school or unschool) and socialist colleges (all info is freely available on the internet with no massive student debts or being pepper sprayed) as much as possible and start up your own business or become an independent contractor…Here’s the thing. You’ll probably never want to “retire” because youll be having such an enjoyable time doing what you are doing.”
We as Silver Vigilantes can spend each last nickel-and-dime we have on our silver stashes, looking forward to the day when we a) survive the collapse or b) get rich, but I submit that there was no real value in the investment unless we had lived the good life while accumulating AG.
Time is money. No, really – time is money. We have been so indoctrinated by culture creators that we no longer appreciate our own lives on Earth. We’ve taken orders our whole lives from parents, teachers, professors and bosses, and this has caused too many people to turn off that switch in their minds which reminds us constantly of ourselves , who we are – our interests and our hearts’ desires.
So we fall into a monotonous gait where our everyday gets obliterated obeying another individual. In no time at all sometimes, the System turns us into a shadow of our former selves. We are told, as Berwick observes, that if we work two-thirds of our lives for the System, the last third can be for us. But, in truth, what’s more likely is you can work two-thirds of our lives for the System, and the last third can still be undecided.
There is no point to stacking if you grow into a mere shadow of your former self. Stacking silver should be part of a healthy lifestyle and not the point to life. If you are not healthy, especially in the modern life, then there is a fair chance that you won’t live long enough to enjoy your life savings. That’s why its best to take this life one step at a time, becoming an entrepreneur, trying everything you can to be your own boss, for at that you only are given one chance. Take a deep breath and don’t live for the future, but, instead, live enjoying the now – the present.
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