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Freeing Yourself: The Internet as a Means Towards an End

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by dnreg, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. dnreg

    dnreg Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    My friend wrote an article that I thought you guys would like. It speaks very closely to my own heart, having worked in the "real world" prior to officially quitting the 9-5 last year and committing myself full-time to IM.

    Originally sourced from here: http://www.cashbackaffiliates.com/freeing-yourself-the-internet-as-a-means-towards-an-end/

    (go to the source to see a cute little picture he made, too :p)


    If you enjoyed the article you might also like this one: Making a Living Online - The Generation Gap
     
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  2. heffe

    heffe Junior Member

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    Well articulated article. I'm sure everyone who is reading this forum agrees with the majority of what was outlined above. We're a legion of rebels against homogenous batter!

    Amen.
     
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  3. KBC-12

    KBC-12 Regular Member

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    +REP Man. This is a great share.

    I read both articles that he wrote. I feel the exact same way on the education system, and J-O-B-S.

    I can DEFINITELY relate to "the blank stare" part. :D

    Great share man, it helped me refocus me in a big way.

    On a side note about the education system I read where Former Secretary of Education (under Pres. Clinton) Richard Riley said, "the top 10 jobs in 2010, Did NOT exist in 2006."
    And I have to ask how does an education system that hasnt changed at all in the last 3-4 decades prepare you for the job market?
    And how is accumulating $150 K in student loan debt a good investment?



    However, I did do 2 years of college that I managed to escape w/ no debt. ;) (Track scholarship one year, and a really good "JOB" the second year.)

    Even though I'm not where I wanna be yet, I still feel like I'm doing the right thing.
     
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    I wonder every day if I am doing the right thing because of the stability issue...this article helps me reaffirm I am on the right track...hopefully
     
  5. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    Amazing article as the other other one talking about Generation Gap! Keep up the good work!
     
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    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i just do IM during my 9-5 job. double the income. :)
     
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  7. dnreg

    dnreg Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Glad you guys enjoyed it as much as I did. :)
     
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    fatjack'sblackhat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I totally agree with what this man is saying in his article.. Our whole lives we are brought up to become "useful idiots" for some bigger company. And though IM is a form of being useful to another company in terms of affiliate marketing, we have more freedom to use our minds that were given to SOME of us that are actually AWAKE! When I say awake, well, I think most of you know what I mean.. Not literally awake, but figurativley
     
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  9. kimkils

    kimkils Power Member

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    Awake indeed, lucid even :)

    Im gives you the freedom to be your own boss, screw working for anyone except myself.

    Ive worked 9-5 before... i actually really enjoyed it... but after 18 months i moved on and i can't see myself ever going back.
     
  10. ForeverNever

    ForeverNever Power Member

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    that's exactly what I do
     
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    Yep same, although once I've built up a stable enough income from IM I will happily cut my total income in half to be free and work IM full time.
     
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    Very good blog post with 0 BS.

    Before internet people like Domenico de Masi, Bertrand Russel and Maynard Keynes were already telling - in their own way - how useless, disgusting, unproductive is the common approach to work.

    Then we have people like Tim Ferriss today.
     
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  13. moremoney

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    Great article, I had a read through most of the posts and they are all very informative.

    I'm aiming towards working for myself one day whether that be IM or another field hopefully I can achieve this as the thought of working for someone else and making them money doesn't really appeal to me (Im at college at the moment)