“It’s my life, not yours. It’s your life, not theirs.”-abk
(To me)-So, what do you do?
(Me)-A lot, but so there is no confusion, I am, by society’s definition, unemployed.
No worries. It’s by choice.
Oh. Where do you live?
Currently, I split time between my in-laws’ Mississippi family farm and a small cabin on the Gulf Coast. Neither are mine.
Everyone does their part. I mow large swaths of grass to pay rent. I am extremely grateful.
Where’s your stuff?
In these bags.
All of it?
I have my golf clubs too. And some hats.
So what do you do to make money?
Is your family independently wealthy?
No. Just saved a few bucks over the years and have very little to pay for right now. I have confidence that if I ever desperately need a dollar or two I have the skills to go find a job.
I’m simply fully betting on myself. I’ve got some massive dreams I finally got the courage to pursue.
So what do you do all day?
Whatever I want. But to be specific, play with my son. Read, write, and take photographs. Play golf. Have big family dinners like many cultures do.
Yep. I try to grind, get better, and celebrate every day.
Does that get old?
Do you have a car?
I need it to travel.
Anywhere and as often as possible. The more real, the better.
The more real?
Yeah. I went to Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina last week. Next week I am headed to Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Real places.
You know there are a lot of real problems out there that could use addressing while you are out gallivanting?
I am quite aware of what’s going on out there. Actually, more aware than ever. Your perspective changes when you see it with your own two eyes and feel it deep down. Also, I’m not gallivanting.
Okay then smarty pants, what’s the biggest problem that you see?
That people don’t pay enough attention to themselves and what they individually really want and need, not realizing then that their capacity to fulfill their life’s purpose will shoot through the roof. Been there myself, and I see it all the time. So bringing that to light is part of my life’s work, and that’s basically what I focus on all day.
I’ve already got a regular audience of a few hundred people, whom I appreciate very much. I understand that it may take a while for more people to find me (my fault not theirs) and truly understand what it is I am trying to do.
Well I’ll be damned. You ARE doing some work.
I told you. I’m not just gallivanting. I am trying to do something no one has ever done before and help as many people as I can pursue their own dreams along the way.
Anything I can do to encourage open mindedness and free thinking and making your own path to happiness, I am more than willing to do.
Would you wear khakis?
anything but that.
Have a great week.-Benj
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