The cult of average compels you

A Facebook friend writes:

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“I always imagine people who vote videos down on YouTube as bitter people who gave up on life, who have made hatin’ their full time job, and they basically sit at home and downvote videos as a way of cheering themselves up.

Example: Monday morning: 8am, woke up. Boiled water for coffee. 8:05 coffee is ready, sitting down watching some guy doing a DIY video on car repair. Voted him down because why not just go to a garage… Next up, made myself toast. Why is there no goddamn butter around the house when you need it. Watched another video of a lady that did a makeup tutorial. Voted that b%^h down because she had fat cheeks. 8:13 ate an orange. 8:15, Voted down a cat video. Left a comment saying their cat is ugly, because there are so many losers out there, someone has to set them straight.”

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Preach it sister.

There’s this old saying that goes something like “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”.

I dunno if that’s true or not.

I tend to think you’re influenced mostly by people you hung around during your formative years.

Either way, you make conscious choices about what to do and how to act… with a VERY strong influence from subliminal messaging you learned long ago and which has been reinforced in various ways as an adult.

Question is: what is that messaging telling you about money?

That’s why you’re on this email list, right?

To get better at budgeting, saving, and planning for your future?

Problem is… if you hung around very negative people when you were young, or… you hang around them now, and… they are constantly beating you up, then… you’re never going to get ahead.

Ever.

Unless… you make a dedicated effort to change.

Which is hard.

I get it.

Sometimes it feels better to believe a lie than accept the truth… especially if the truth hurts.

10 years from now, when you’ve amassed an incredible savings, someone is going to tell you:

“Must be nice”

“Must be nice to take 2 weeks off from work whenever you want.”

“Must be nice to not have a car payment.”

“Must be nice to take 5 trips this year.”

“Must be nice to get everything you want for Christmas.”

And they’re going to say it with a sneer.

They’re going to mock you for paying more in taxes due to a higher income or… they’re going to hit below the belt if you pay less in taxes than they think you should.

Such is the punishment for success.

If you want to be under the whip for that sort of thing, but reap the sweet sweet rewards, then go join my email list and learn how.

David Lewis

This post brought to you by //The Rogue Agent//. David has been a life insurance agent, and worked with some of the oldest and most respected mutual life insurance companies in the U.S., since 2004. Learn more about him and his business, here.

This post brought to you by //The Rogue Agent//. David has been a life insurance agent, and worked with some of the oldest and most respected mutual life insurance companies in the U.S., since 2004. Learn more about him and his business, here.