Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo quotes on freedom

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To be 100% free you have to be completely alone. No family, no friends, no community, no job, no customers, etc. That’s probably not what you want. A sense of belonging requires loyalty (a restriction of freedom). The most important thing is who you choose to be loyal to.

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Buying freedom is a matter of gradually reducing the things you’d rather not do. - living on someone else’s schedule - doing purposeless work - commuting in rush hour - having to justify your actions - being told what to do (or not to do) - working more than you want; etc

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One of the benefits of self-employment is the liberty to think without having to justify the lack of visible progress.

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It's much harder to leave a good job than a terrible job. Having something to lose is a real impediment to freedom. You either need to have literally nothing to lose, or you have to somehow get into that state of mind. Otherwise you'll remain chained to your status quo.

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