How to quit the rat race

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Climbing up the corporate ladder can seem like a never ending, pointless grind if you don't enjoy your work. How would you ideally go about quitting the rat race? What would your lifestyle look like when you prioritize freedom?

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Nov 19, 2019

I would have to be arrested to quit

Nov 19, 2019
BillMurray:

I would have to be arrested to quit

u keep it murray till u buried

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Nov 19, 2019

Breaking this down into a generalized strategy, we first must understand our limitations. What are the edges of the boundaries of this game? Game? Life. Life is a game. It has rules. Some can be broken, some can only be broken for some people, some can only be broken for a short time, and one cannot be broken (that you will die).

Life costs money. Sure, you can break this rule and live off the land in some remote area and farm. But fuck that. You're not gonna do that. So life costs money.

How much money? More or less, $30k a person dependent on you for a pretty spartan life. There may be economies of scale for housing. By American standards. Don't want that life? Pump that number up. That's a rookie number.

So- how do you gain enough money to not be reliant on your job? Well first, find your number. Your number is the score you have to reach to end the game of the rate race. Not game of life, just the rat race part of the game. That stupid subgame. The cool thing is, above ~$30k the number is yours to pick. Your goal line to set amigo.

So you set your goal line. How tf do you reach it? Actively and or passively. Usually a mix of both. Rules are broken for some people. Born into a wealthy family? It's all passive then. Not your case? Well active it is to start.

Active income can come in any way you want. Go into Wall Street, medicine, politics, tech, real estate, even selling some bullshit pyramid scheme for some people. You decide. Some ways get you more points (money) than others. Varies per person.

Well shit you hate that. That's why you asked this question in the first place. That's right. Passive income. I'm not gonna Tai Lopez you preaching about my books in my garage with a rented Lamborghini in the background. But passive income is legit. It really boils down to having equity or debt (people owing YOU money) positions in people, companies, or real estate. That encompasses personal lending, stocks, bonds, private equity, private loans, land, buildings. This can be through money contributions or sweat equity. Sweat equity is active. It can become passive if you sell out but retain equity.

Repeat the passive income step over and over until you hit your number. The rat race is over.

"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

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Nov 19, 2019
Malta Monkey:

"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

taleb dont know dick about dope and is pudgy he should talk less shit

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Nov 23, 2019

This is such a solid answer. +1

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Nov 19, 2019

trade in your BUSINESS SUIT for a LEATHER BDSM SUIT

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Nov 23, 2019
Lloyd BIankfein:

trade in your BUSINESS SUIT for a LEATHER BDSM SUIT

then BUY a black DUCATI
find 90s PAMELA anderson
remake BARB wire into
BARB wire II
....
PROFIT

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Nov 19, 2019

FIRE

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Nov 19, 2019

Kill the rat

Nov 19, 2019
Nightman Cometh:

Kill the rat

shocked

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Nov 19, 2019

cop felonies
force the hand of fate
gotta eat somehow
then you spend your days reading books and taking walks and hanging up paintings and stuff
it's an ok life
save cash on childcare
go to the park a lot
french press
lots of em
got houseplants
lots of em
no commute?
great.
smoke weed in the morning
get some rentals and run the shits
put a little drum set in your office so you can go pa-dum-tsk when you make jokes to yourself
alternate through two pairs of sweatpants and a three waffle shirts
get a wife so you dont go totally crazy
dont let her slip
watch netflix with your meal and take a nap maybe
talk shit to everyone
start shit with everyone
roast a chicken now and again
print amazon returns on the back of junk mail
epsom salt bath
grow some mushrooms and eat them
foam roll your quadriceps
keep an empty inbox
if your neighbor is an asshole, dump your shit in his trashbins
its an ok life

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Nov 20, 2019

That's why we work Hux, so one day we can retire to that paradise you just described

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Nov 23, 2019

salt baths are the answer

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Nov 21, 2019

You actually have felonies?

Nov 21, 2019
Snake the Jake:

You actually have felonies?

its an ok life

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Nov 21, 2019

Oddly good list, although some items were rather specific

Nov 21, 2019

I reckon it starts with your diet, and eating a good number of soy beans compare to meat products.

Nov 23, 2019

But bro, have you had bacon egg and cheese on a roll?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Nov 23, 2019

The idea behind the rat race is pretty stupid because you should never compare yourself to anyone except yourself. Just focus on improving day-by-day and you're fine.

Nov 25, 2019
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Nov 25, 2019
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"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

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