“If only I could only be rich”

The thought that fueled the “American Dream“, right?

If only I could be rich – all my problems would be solved and I would be happy.

At this point, it should be painfully obvious to all that the American Dream was always an illusion.

A “carrot for the masses” that kept the whole system going for so long – until now.

If it’s not obvious to us by this point, then we are simply not paying attention.

Maybe we have been too busy to pay attention? Or maybe we have been “asleep”?

As the late great George Carlin said before his recent passing, “They call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.”

“The New Good Life” by John Robbins, is a book that takes the traditional Holy Grail notion of “financial freedom”….and without demonizing those who have acquired significant financial wealth…….stands it on its head.

He then proceeds to skillfully slice it open – allowing the ugly contents of the “Old Good Life” to pour out onto the floor for all to see.

If you want to liberate yourself, and find out what “financial freedom” truly means, then read this book.

You just might start living a better life – instead of dreaming about one.


“This was never about the money, this was about us against the system. That system that kills the human spirit. We stand for something. We are here to show those guys that are inching their way on the freeways in their metal coffins that the human spirit is still alive”
– Patrick Swayze as “Bodhi” from the movie Point Break (1991)

So here we are.

This year, the average American father will spend three times as much time commuting to and from work…….. as he does playing with his children.

This year, the average American mother will spend seven times as much time shopping ….as she does playing with her children.

What kind of society have we become? What kind of species are we becoming?