Sunday, September 4, 2016

Don't Get Ripped Off In U S A !

OK... so the fix is in, the next election is not going to improve anything, it is just going to get worse for most.  We did not let the correction happen in 2008, and so in 2016? 2017? a tougher problems occurs.

How to avoid getting smacked by the next crash?

1. Start a business.

2. Get married.

3. Have kids.

I was in the right place at the right time in the 1970s, and got to be in China for the opening and the changes.  I could go on and on about my adventures, etc,  but that is not the point.  The only way I could have done it all is by being self-employed. I left 60 years old behind a while back, and if I list everything I've done and as blest as I have been, there is only one thing that matters or pleasing to me, and that is my kids, as contumacious, truculent, provoking and quibbling as they are.

You never have enough money for kids, nor do they come at the right time.  The kids themselves have no idea if you are poor, unless you tell them. But somehow they come, grow and outclass us.  And they are gone in a flash, this is so true.  So never mind your fears, have kids and it will work out.

Of course get married before you have kids, that would be my advice,  something I always wanted to do, and make sure your spouse is at least as entrepreneurial as you.  In my narrow experience, women want money.  Or perhaps I should say in my experience women take a lot of money.  But then that's the kind I go for.  Anyway, make it clear, it won't be about money, it will be about lifestyle.  There are some superior women out there that get that.  Marry one of those women.  And to those women: I understand, men are like parking spaces - the good ones are taken and the available ones are handicapped.  Just tell that lazy idiot living in his mom's basement what to do: he's going to change his diet, dress like an adult, get buff, dig ditches to cover the expenses while you build a business.  And don't be afraid to slap him around if he whines about going back to mom.  You are in charge until he grows up.

Get that right and you'll be living a radical alternative lifestyle in USA the next 40 years or so.  You'll be exempt from the coming economic problems.  You'll own your own means of production and you'll have networks not government-dependent.  You'll live a life.  And no matter what happens, you'll have the experience of kids, something that can never be taken away.  Something far more valuable itself than all of the other experiences and accomplishments in life put together.

Yes, in the upper right of this blog are links to start-up business courses online and in person coming up.  In the meantime, the Chinese press has a photo-essay on kids in USA.  Great stuff:
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Anonymous said...

I can't stop laughing at the "men are like parking spaces analogy. It is so true! As a single man, I'm searching for the Proverbs 31:10-31 woman..."Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character
10 [b]A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." Take notice how she is an entrepreneur (she considers a field and buys it).
Women like these are one in a million! Take heed gentlemen looks are deceiving.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for imparting your wisdom John. I once heard someone say that, "childrens' children are the reward for having children". In other words, spending time with grandkids is the "icing on the cake" so to speak.