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Monday, May 13, 2019

Why Is the Concept of Living Without Money Ridiculed?

So you read Huh? Reading as a tool for physical, mental and spiritual development:

Initially, skimming, scanning and speed reading has fantastic benefits, which include a higher order intellect and understanding. The following passage can motivate you to pick up a book and start reading.

To begin with, a spiritual awakening can also materialize by the help of a rigorous reading routine, allowing the reader to travel with the speed of the thoughts and writing speed of the author, and it brings the reader closer to a self-awareness that helps them prosper and become a productive member of the society.

The human race can vouch that reading has changed lives, and it has made them successful in the various domains of excellence and progress; which is dependent on a couple of major sub factors, one of them is determination and a strong resolve, the other iteration is sheer hard work. The benefits of reading include a better cognitive development and a wisdom that seldom fails and just like a healthy body requires a rigorous exercise routine, similarly, the remarkable brain requires some cognitive exercises to keep it active and healthy. The neurons form, and process information through neural networks and most of us do not use our full brain capacity, which is reason enough to start exercising the dormant gray matter. Learning mindfulness, actuaries or statistics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, hypnosis, or any training exercise can significantly boost the brain power. Questioning an already existing principle or an established set of rules is a valid option, we noticed a decrease in the numeric value of the speed of light, but people still believe that it is constant. My aim in this and subsequent articles is to demonstrate that there is support for the notion that people, even with families, can give up money completely without having to suffer the indignity faced with doing it in manners which are either unlawful (such as being homeless, dumpster diving) or otherwise unconventional; in other words, to renounce money in such a way that people around you won't even know you have done it, and this notion is supported by over 5 years of research into law, economics, and a whole host of other subjects which have some bearing on this subject.

I had already begun my quest to answer the question 'is it possible for me to give up money altogether?' years before I discovered said names above, and in fact had probably begun my quest when I was still a youngster living at home. However, the greatest challenge I faced in answering this question was how to do it without breaking any laws, because if I could answer this, then I would find a way to do it with children. Let's be honest, the three names above do not face the problem of having young children.

My real journey began after my parents won the lotto (over half a million dollars) only to end up bankrupt 4 years later. Upon this sad happening, I subsequently learned that 19 out of 20 lottery winners end up the same way as my parents did, i.e. they lose more than they actually won. As shocking as this statistic sounds, it was more shocking to then discover that 19 out of 20 businesses ultimately fail, 19 out of 20 people struggle week to week and 19 out of 20 will retire with insufficient funds. A co-incidence? I hardly think so. It is very apparent then that 19 out of 20 people are slaves to money whereas the 1 out of 20 is the master.

Upon first discovering this I believed at the time that if this statistic is true then my job was to learn how to become one of those 1 in 20, which I attempted to do for almost 4 to 5 years until I crashed and burned. I quickly came to realize that the 19 out of 20 exists not because they are lazy or stupid, but because they are too honest and loving. It has nothing to do with 'hard work' but in 'hard selling'; i.e. those who succeed in money do so because they are the best at convincing you that you need to buy their product or service irrespective of whether you need it or not. Put another way, digging 100 holes in the ground may seem like hard work (and physically it is), but it ain't worth a squirt of goat urine unless you can convince someone out there that they need to buy 100 holes in the ground, and once you can convince this poor sucker of this, you can point to 100 already dug holes and then ask for the cash.

Honest people face two problems, first they find it hard to sell anything and second they find it hard to say no when being sold to. Now think of this from a mathematical perspective; if success relies on you being able to convince others to buy your product and at the same time being able to say no when being sold to, then is it mathematically possible for everyone on earth to succeed all at the same time? Obviously it is not.

So this brought me to the following question. If it is mathematically impossible, then why on earth have we set up society in such a way that it becomes almost criminal, or at least immoral and repugnant, if you are not seen to be out there risking your neck and playing the game of economic pursuit? Where did this whole concept come from? A century or more ago, people rushed into cities because they fancied their luck at playing the game of economic pursuit lured by the chance of riches and wealth, as opposed to slugging it out on a farm for no other reason than self-sufficiency. Nowadays, unless you are seen pursuing wealth and engaging in commerce, you are seen as 'not doing your bit'.

To make this more ridiculous, not only are we now forcing everyone into this game of economic pursuit, whether they want to or not, we then whinge and complain when those who are better at it (i.e. those who are better at selling) keep whipping us. How immature are we? If anything, the richest in the world do not want us out there competing against them - if they did then why would they go to such lengths to support and lobby those political parties to whom will tip the balance of politics in their favour? The problem has became extremely apparent to me. The game of economic pursuit, which includes everything from barter, trade, exchange, to the accumulation of wealth, is completely and utterly over-crowded.

Now, I am not here to suggest every person give up their pursuits, and in fact, I care not what others are doing, whether you pursue money and wealth or not, is irrelevant to me; what it is I have found to be next to criminal is the suggestion that just because you have decided that money and wealth is important to you means we all have to treat it the same way.

To return to my question above which is, if I have children, how do I renounce money altogether without breaking the law, then I had to ask myself, why do people who do renounce money or economics, usually end up facing the prospect of being homeless, or at least not co-existing in society as normal, and this question led me to realize that the necessities in life, such as housing, clothing, food, water, education etc, have been placed under a new label, that being 'human rights' which has completely masked if not obliterated the very real nature of human needs.

The term 'right' is very misunderstood, and I only know this because I have been studying law for the last 5 years or so. The term, from a legal perspective, means that someone somewhere owes you something, i.e. a duty. No right can exist without a corresponding duty. So, if we then say 'housing' is a human right, then who owes the duty to provide that housing? Obviously then this is sheer nonsense, because you can't access housing today unless you are willing to play the game of economic pursuit, even if that means through welfare, which is itself nothing more than an undignified version of economic pursuits. To add to this nonsense we then say clothing is a human right; so who owes you this duty? Now, I dare anyone to take off their clothes and walk around naked and see how long it is before you are arrested.

Human needs are 'not' human rights, to which some other person owes you a duty, but in saying this, it does not also suggest that human needs are something I should have to pay for, unless I have openly declared my intention to treat them as commodities, which is what I am doing if I openly engage in the game of economic pursuits (and which is what most people are doing). Human needs are not someone else's duty to which I have a right, human needs are my own duty to which I owe society. Yes, you read right, I am saying that I have a duty to meet my human needs lest I breach some law as a result of not having access to them, and therefore, this makes a complete mockery of the idea that by renouncing money (which is what many religions and philosophies over millennia have called many to do) can only be done by breaking the law. Put another way, if I have a duty to society to be housed, clothed, etc then I should have a choice as to whether I treat those resources as commodities or not, which means I should have a choice as to the legal and ownership structure of those resources so I am able to treat them as needs and not commodities, and hence then have no need to engage in economic pursuits or money.

It's time to view this whole subject through the perspective of 'law' itself, which is the aim of my website, and to find support in the law itself as to the legitimacy of having that choice in life to give up money completely and lawfully, whether one has children or not and without being subject to ridicule, by changing the structure of how those resources (human needs) are held... I call it the way of the custodian. "Education is the Key to Success" - Well, I TOTALLY DISAGREE. In fact, I see education as an authoritative conditioning tool which tried to lead me into economic enslavement. And mind you, I always did well in school, but finally had to leave as it was dummying me down as my business was taking off. I should have left HS my sophomore year and GED'd (General Education Development test instead of finishing HS) out, went straight to business school classes for two years and left. I'd have been way Ahead, but I was told by so many do-gooders to stay in school and be involved.

Great, and yes as Senior Class Pres, 4-year varsity, most likely to succeed, I excelled at the game, but so what, that's HS, and it was just a prison for us 3000 kids for 4-years. Education is NOT the key to success at all. Recently I went to speak at a HS, I was blown away, as nothing had changed since the 80s, same ridiculous rows of desks, and time-wasting, brain numbing crap. I am sorry, but I will NOT parrot the party-line. We are making our little humans stupid and the longer they stay, the more they owe in student loans, and the less they can think.

Seriously - dare to challenge your naïve notion and belief system? Chicken. Go ahead; keep telling everyone the importance of our education system, but it is BS, you can learn more watching lectures online and doing things in the real world. Why has it gotten so bad you ask? Well, how about; Teachers Unions, Bureaucracy, In-fighting, top-heavy administration, wasting taxpayer's money, status quo stodgy crap. "Education the key to success?" Nonsense, especially what people pass off as education these days. Admit it, we are producing brain-dead morons.

"But, Lance education and schooling are not the same thing," I was then told. Well, to that I say, thanks for clarifying that. However, the public equates "Education" with school + college. I wouldn't say "I think" the system sucks, more like "I know" what I've observed and there is no excuse for it. That is NOT an opinion you see, rather that is an observation which is duplicable across this great nation. If we de-couple the words; "Education" with "School" and "College" then I will accept your view of the debate at hand. But how can you de-couple real world definitions?

We can't, that's what education is in the minds of the people, thus the statement; "Education is the Key to Success" is invalid. Now then, if we want to say; "experience, education, observation, and the ability to think and adapt" are the keys to success, okay, I can go for that. But, as it stands now, our school system is a disgusting excuse for anything worthy of being called; education. Wait a minute - if growth hacking is a legitimate term, then what is a growth hacker? Well, a growth hacker is best known as "a person whose true north is growth" - a term first coined way back in the year of 2010 by Sean Ellis, a famous marketer. He wrote about growth hacking in a number of blog posts, but focused his attention to a growth hacker. A growth hacker is basically someone with discipline, experience, and willpower when it comes to prioritizing and testing any marketing ideas that come to play. After the testing part, the growth hacker takes his time in data analysis in order to successfully interpret the end results and make the best marketing tactic in order to scale further.

Growth hacking is the process in which digital marketers do the exact same thing mentioned above - researching, testing, interpreting, and scaling all possible marketing channels in order to skyrocket a product, a business, or an individual on search engines, thus creating a strong link between growth hacking and search engine marketing. People dwelling in these marketing tactics often work together in teams, and along with social media managers, PPC managers, and copywriters, they make results happen!

But truth be told, almost everyone needs to be a growth hacker in their own area of expertise. It has become vital to be capable of and willing to perform tests on your work to see if they'll attract lots of attention. It's pretty mainstream that if you're not a growth hacker in today's world, you cannot consider yourself a good marketer at all. Period.

Startups are the ones who rely on growth hackers the most, because they believe in their capabilities of scaling them so high that they will beat almost all of their competitors within a couple of weeks. But that's not always the case, unfortunately. It takes an insane amount of time to completely check every single marketing channel, to craft all possible email templates for outreaching to public media outlets, to design that landing page perfectly so that the bounce rate drops to a more decent percentage, and to optimize every single page for the indexing, which is what search engines specialize in.

Growth hacking is considered as the intersection between marketing and technology, because all those tests mentioned above can be iterated with A/B testing, which is something marketers do together with developers. A/B testing helps a lot when it comes to continuous improvement. Marketers run these tests for as long as those tests get them to that "Aha!" moment. Those moments always lead to rapid customer growth, increases in visits and decreases of the bounce rate, and so much more of those goodies all marketers aim for throughout their careers.

But there is so much more to it than just coming up with good and crazy marketing tactics - we mentioned data analysis as one of the final steps of this (almost) never-ending cycle. Data analysis is crucial for knowing when and how to apply and track the acquisition, the engagement, the retention, and the referral, which are some of the most important points to track in a visitor's lifecycle. For some, the most important points may be the CTR from all those Google AdWords campaigns, or the average percentage of people who respond to your Facebook posts over the previous week.

People responsible for the data tracking and measuring need to help you figure out what the key stats are for each of your A/B tests, in order to see improvement along the way.

As mentioned above, growth hacking is a process that's almost endless, mostly because it keeps iterating over and over again.

Growth hacking is fun, and the Internet is packed with so many case studies, lessons from some of the most famous companies on the planet like Twitter, Pinterest and Airbnb, articles providing in-depth advice, and so much more for virtually any kind of startup out there. Learn, measure, grow, because after all, it's all about driving as much traffic and growth as possible by spending little to no money.

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