Freedom or Security?

I finished my last couple days at the RISE Conference, an incredible resource for Finance Majors, of course thats not me, but for anyone interested in the world of stock investing, the economy, life, real estate and much more.  It was interesting to see.

It was not really my crowd, everyone is interested in working for other companies, managing stocks, portfolios, analyzing securities, stuff I’am not particuarlly interested in.  The common theme was, what is your dream job.  Of course, I don’t have a dream job, dream is sort of a weak work, dream is dreaming, a goal is a written determination to accomplish something.

Here is what I’d like to ask, is what you want freedom or security.

Security is working at a job where you have an expected pay check, there is not much fear here, not much uncertainly, your destiny is decided by you, and the company you work for.  That is what most people want.

But freedom is doing what you are passionate about.  There were so many people at the RISE Confernence students, who want to work for other people.  That is fine, but there is a few select group of people who were interested in starting buisnesses, dreamed of being a buisness owner, but AS STUDENTS, SOCIETY HAS ALREADY CONDITIONED THEM TO THINK ITS RISKY, AND THAT THEY ARE NOT READY YET TO DO A BUISNESS, ITS TO HARD, AND THEY WOULD RATHER WORK FOR SOMEONE ELSE BECAUSE IT IS MORE SECURE.

Theses people are GIVING up their FREEDOM 40hrs + A WEEK TO DO SOMETHING THEY originally DID NOT WANT TO DO, but are AFRAID OF BEING INSECURE, AFRAID OF TAKING RISKS, AFRAID OF DOING SOMETHING SOCIETY DOESN’T RECOMMEND, SCARED OF FOLLOWING THEIR BLISS.  Its really quite SAD infact, I’m just listening and learning to other people.  Don’t go get a job because other people think you should, or you think you need to.

Comon everyone, what do u want to do, JUST DO IT.  Don’t be SCARED AND CONDITIONED TO DO WHAT EVERYONE ELSE DOES.  MOST EVERYONE IS NOT LIVING THE LIFE THEY DREAMED OF AS A CHILD.

Freedom or Security.  WHAT WILL YOU CHOOSE.

I’m choosing the path of freedom, I’m following my bliss.  I’m working on building my asset base.  I know what I want to do, and I’m doing it, I don’t let other people tell me to get a job because most people get a job.  Don’t listen to peoples’ CRITISCSM.

IF YOU ACCEPT SOMEONE’S OPINION YOU ACCEPT THEIR LIFESTYLE. YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL TO THOSE ADVICE DO YOU LISTEN TO, ARE THEY DOING WHAT YOU LIKE?

My uncle makes a good amount of money as a stock broker, and he thinks I should finish college so I can get a job.  Well, hey, thats great but I’m NOT LOOKING FOR A JOB, its a different thing, you cannot really honestly take advice from people who don’t do what you do.

What is it what you want, are you afraid that you might fail, or it may be hard, or that your idea won’t work.  HEY, THATS GREAT IF YOU FAIL, ITS DIFFICULT AND YOU FALL ON UR FACE.  BECAUSE IF UR NOT FAILING THAT MEANS UR NOT TRYING, and if YOUR NOT TRYING AND FOLLOWING UR PASSION YOUR NOT LIVING UP TO WHAT U REALLY WANT, AND SLOWLY BUT SURELY ITS AFFECTING UR OWN PHYSYCI.  

FOLLOW YOUR BLISS~~~~

  • I agree with the students being conditioned into thinking that it’s too risky to start their own business. However, like you know, the Austin program at OSU is kind of changing that. There’s a lot of people who say that we, as “youngsters”, should try to work world first before spending time and effort and more money than we have to start a business. My dad started his business at about the age I am now. He didn’t have much, just a newborn son named Cody, and a few bucks. He still worked at his other job until he got his business running well. 20 years later he sold all 4 businesses and is semi-retired, and now doing real estate all before 50 years old.

  • Steven

    There is a lot of truth to this but to some extent. Some people out there want jobs because its what they really do want. Others actually want to start a business but rather than thinking of it in ways you mentioned, they also see it as management intensive and more time consuming than a regular 40+ hours job. While some businesses are truly time consuming and management intensive, not all businesses are like that and its that key point difference that people need to realize if they ever hope to start their own business and do what they love. Investing 40+ hours a week, hell even 80+ hours a week doing what you love sure beats the heck out of working full time at a job you don’t necessarily enjoy as much as something else you are truly passionate about. People in general need to also realize that thinking that every business requires a ton of money to start up, the idea that EVERYTHING takes money to make money or to get somewhere is not necessarily true. They need to work hard in understanding how to start a business rather than constantly wasting time “thinking” about all the what ifs and yes and no.