2 ways of living - Independence (求人) or dependent on others (求己)

Recent conversations with friends have made me question the potential of financial independence and if I should instead view it as nothing more than fleeting thoughts or arduous journey.

In fact, there are always two sides to a story, two sides of a coin, mutually exclusive or independent variables, and 2 ways of living - 求人不如求己. To work it forward & backwards and never depend on others have always been my living mantra.

Forward: Know what you have & then how will it measure.

Backwards: Imagine what you need & then how to achieve it.

While both are linear progression of positions, the nuance lies in the pecuniary position of current, in-between, and future. It is also about being pragmatic and having a big enough dream.

Luckily the gap to financial independence can be breach by knowledge & investment returns hence not necessarily mean the balance time left of productive working years to yield the absolute financial numbers.



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