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Getting Out and Looking Back

Interesting Statistics
I had done some research on the statistics of how many percent of people would achieve financial
freedom at the age of retirement in this planet… And here is one of the earliest published result, in the
richest country at it time during mid 1900, by Earl Nightigale, in his work –“The Strangest Secret”:-

“Some years ago, the late Nobel prize-winning Dr. Albert Schweitzer
was asked by a reporter, “Doctor, what’s wrong with men today?” The
great doctor was silent a moment, and then he said, “Men simply
don’t think!”
It’s about this that I want to talk with you. We live today in a golden age.
This is an era that humanity has looked forward to, dreamed of, and worked
toward for thousands of years. We live in the richest era that ever existed on
the face of the earth ... a land of abundant opportunity for everyone.
However, if you take 100 individuals who start even at the age of 25, do
you have any idea what will happen to those men and women by the time
they’re 65? These 100 people believe they’re going to be successful. They
are eager toward life, there is a certain sparkle in their eye, an erectness to
their carriage, and life seems like a pretty interesting adventure to them.
But by the time they’re 65, only one will be rich, four will be financially
independent, five will still be working, and 54 will be broke — depending
on others for life’s necessities.
– by Earl Nightigale.”

According to Earl Nightingale’s research, he referred to those people who did not succeed was
mainly because that they had fall into the trap of conformity.

And here is my finding of why most people, regardless of which level of education, would easily
fall into the trap of conformity:-
The System that we lived-in is systematically guide us to the path of conformity
through public education
The physical world, which we live in, is a SYSTEM that is intentionally designed and carefully engineered
it to be as it is by the governments of the world. And the main tool to control the public is through the
controlling of “Money” supply.

Human had created the concept of Money for thousand years, and the rulers had been controlling it
since then. In today industrialized society, “Money” is even more important and basically it is the “Life-
Force” for the public to get the very basic necessary materialistic stuffs for a family. While, on the other
hand, “Money” is SIMPLY an “Electronic Figure” or “Printed Paper” that are created based on the
decision by a very minority group of people who control the system.

Take for example, in figure 1, it is a picture of an ancient Roman War Ship. Basically, it is a system
consists of a commander, some solders, with many salves as the “propeller engine”, and it can make use
of the wind-power when the timing is right.

Figure 1. A Typical Ancient Roman War Ship

For the ancient system like the war-ship, the commander mainly controlled the slaves by forced, such as
beating them with cane, etc. One can imagine that under such control system, no matter how hard or
how good that a salve try to work and obey… The best that he can expect to get is to has less
punishment and still be a slave that propelled the ship.

While in this modern society, either democratic or communist (just a name ONLY), theoretically, all
people are equal, and no slave is allowed legally. But than one has to think about is that by changing the
ruling system from “autocratic” to “democratic”. It will still require energy to move the system, or still
simplified it as the war-ship analogy; it needs a certain amount of the population to row the boat
continuously.
So, how should the rulers go about achieving it???

The answer would then be, in the corporation term, of course, “Motivate them” with the “Money”.

Figure 2. How to Get People to Work in the System

In order for the rulers to get the ship moving, all they need to do is just to create something call “job”
and tag a compensation package onto the seat… Many people will fight over for the position to sit and
start to row hard.

So, once a person is sitting on to a designed position, he would need to spend most of his time rowing
the ship. Therefore, he would then have no time or not much time to “Think” or “Learn”.

But, then, people usually believe that they are very smart too. When they have a job, they would start
to punch the key pad of a calculator (or computer) to calculate how much that it would need to save and
when they can get retire…

Therefore, the ruler must do something to make sure this “Terrible” situation, (to them), can never
happen. Why? Just imagine that if a normal public can just simply work hard for a few years and have
enough for retirement… Who would then go to drive the public transport, who would want to manage a
factory operation, who would want to be the sales to promote the stuffs that are really not that
necessary to others…, etc…?

So, the ruler had designed a system in such a way that:

On the other hand, it could not afford to lose these “good people” from working. In order to keep them
on working continuously and not going to retire, strategies must be in place to make sure that they will
never save enough to retire. On the other hand, it must also ensure that the system will just spit out
some money to these “good people” so that they can survive and do not start another revolution to
destroy the system.
They are many tactics to achieve the goal of keeping people from keep working, and here is some
common one:

1) Inflation: By generating more money supply year by year, it will have yearly inflation, most
people would not feel the immediate pain, but their save money would shrink over time. They
would then automatically choose to renew the contract for working instead of retirement.
2) Tax: Almost everything the people do or don’t do, it involve tax…
3) Promotion for pricy stuffs to public ego: To some of the people, they do earn quite a bit and
have the possibility of early retirement. One way to keep them to stay on the job is to make
sure that they spend more… Such as big car, luxury tour and stuffs…
4) Wealth transferring machine: Stock market are basically a wealth transferring machine designed
carefully to transfer wealth from public to the powerful and rich. Out of the general public who
participate the market, 90% will lose money eventually.

Out of the few tactics listed above that will suck public money from their pocket, if one can put in
enough effort to understand how the “Wealth Transferring Machine” works… That would be the only
logical and achievable method for early retirement.

Written as a Christmas greeting note 

P.S. Since there are some region has a lot of natural resources from the ground, such as oil, coal, gold,
diamond, even water or wind power, etc… The ruler would then able to mount motorized propellers to
their ship, and the people can spend less time rowing… Whereas for those region has only manpower as
the only or key resources, good luck also cannot help.