CC--My Melting Brain
“The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy.”
You, too, are trapped in a Matrix–a Personal Financial Matrix. This matrix controls what you do, who you know, and where you go. It does not, however, control who you are… or what you will become.
The Personal Financial Matrix is a network of corporations, government agencies, and businesses who are trying to enslave you. They jack into your brain with a tangle of wires. Marketing messages. Investment schemes. Cultural mythos. Expectations.
“That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind.”
But, here’s your red pill.
The Matrix only works if you let it change your thoughts. Your mind is ultimately your own.
You just need to know how the Matrix works to influence your thoughts… and you’re free.
Marketing messages rarely work by targeting an outside need, but by attacking an inner need. When you buy clothes, food, cars, or homes, you may choose that purchase, not based on a need for shelter, clothing, and transportation, but on a need to express yourself. You want to say you are successful. Or, that you’re loved. Or, that you’re sexy. Companies know this and nuance messages to activate that need into action. However, you’ll pay more that. And, in what could be a downward spiral, you’ll go into debt… which leads to more inferiority… and worse purchases.
Speaking of debt, avoid it. It’s one of the strongest pulls of the Matrix. Granted, there are some “good” forms of debt. For instance, if you take out a loan on a home or investment property that has a reasonable chance of increasing at a rate higher than the interest rate, that’s a good form of debt.
Investments tweak each emotional string that keeps us attached to the Matrix.
When you invest emotionally, the likelihood the you will increase losses and decrease opportunities, rises dramatically. This doesn’t even touch on the number of investment schemes out there.
People who are burnt by investments, think they can escape the Matrix by not investing anymore. Unfortunately, they become more enslaved, believing that wealth and financial independence is unattainable. They become mired in safe careers that are neither safe, nor a career.
Often, people take jobs that support their lifestyle. That’s not a bad thing, necessarily. But, when people choose jobs in areas where the cost of living matches their salary, they start to live paycheck-to-paycheck. There’s no room for savings. There’s no room for advancement. There’s no room to take risks. There’s no room to become an entrepreneur. It’s a form of wage slavery.
How to Escape
Often, the Personal Financial Matrix insinuates itself in your life over time and you don’t recognize you’ve been captured.
No matter how deeply your involved in the Matrix, once you see it, you can begin your escape. Knowledge is the key.
Start by reversing old attitudes and bad habits.
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