Money isn't real bro
This cracked me up ... haha "It's like living in New York City in a weird way".
BRILLIANT. Truth hurts.
I wish you'd run for President. And I wish you'd talked this same sense into me when I chose money over a career. In all honesty I didn't have role models or teachers who taught me this line of thinking... and my parents adopted me late in life. By the time I was growing up they knew their way, but didn't understand times were changing. And. I wasn't smart enough to reason through getting past surviving and taking the long road to understanding things on a grander scale. Until it was too late. I'm 65. Luckily I didn't fall into the traps you mentioned, but had other black holes I fell down into. Freedom is a beautiful thing. If you have the time to pull your head out of your ass, open your eyes and see this early enough, and then find the courage to do something about it, your beautiful life has the chance of being well-lived and loved. As always, I love your thinking and how you share it with us. Thank you.