“Passion is worth pursuing. Passion drives change, and change propels all of humanity forward to our inevitable incredible eco-techno utopian future. But passion is also sort of overrated.
Passion alone isn’t enough to succeed in any area. It’s a buzzword tossed around by those who achieved success in an area without sufficient self-reflection about the real source of their success. Passion is a word that should set off your Bullshit Detector.”
It’s easy to get so focused on reaching FIRE that we forget why we’re doing it in the first place. Don’t be like the dog that catches it’s tail and doesn’t know what to do next. Have a plan and something to look forward to. Consider creating a fun list of things you’ll do, or won’t do, like this one that iVigilante and his wife are looking forward to once they catch FIRE.
In his their words
“At difficult times, like most of this year so far, I sometimes think longingly about better days ahead. I’d call it “hope,” but Mrs. Vigilante and I are doing way too much to advance ourselves toward this likely future to give it such a connection-less name…maybe “dilatory clairvoyance” is more accurate? Anyway, today is about sharing with you some of the top things I daydream about not doing in my FIRE future” Continue reading …