What are “Brules”?
Brules = BS rules
Today, there are many different kind of “brules” that the society has used to brain-wash us. Some common “brules” include:
- University Degree is necessary
- After you get a degree, you must go out and find a well-paying job or else you are screwed
- Time is money (What?! This is also a brule? I will get to this very soon. Continue reading.)
- The pursuit of money is inherently bad
This list is inexhaustive.
Let’s reflect. Were you told by your parents and teachers to study hard and get an University degree? After that, were you pushed by them and the society to find a job, the higher the salary the better? Are you currently stuck in a job that you don’t necessarily like at all? Are you pressured by all the bills coming in every month?
All of this happened because the society has asked us to follow this path repeatedly, generation after generation. Are you sure University degrees are necessary? If it is, how did Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Walt Disney, Bill Gates, Richard Branson… and so many famous college drop-outs come about? I must admit that these people are talented in one way or another. But, what about you? We all are talented in certain areas. The only difference between successful and unsuccessful people is their level of perseverance and resilience.
Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. – Conrad Hilton
So don’t be afraid to follow your own intuition and go and pursue your interest. University education is like a tool for you to do something. For example, if you want to start a business, University education can equip you with necessary skills and knowledge for you to get into this area. Please don’t study University because the society says you must have a University degree in order to get a job in order to have a living in order to…
Let’s move on to the next “brule”. We all were taught since young that time is money so please don’t waste time. Let me tell you, this is bullshit. Time is money because people are always spending their precious time working for money. Just like part-time jobs or any other normal jobs where you earn money based on the time you spend working. In this way, the more time you spend on your work, the more you earn. This is the “employee mindset”. If you detach time from money, you are able to live a life which you don’t need to rush for time, work for time and work for others. This happens when you are able to escape the rat race and generate passive income streams. Your money will be flowing in automatically and you can enjoy your life without the need to compete with time. This is totally possible today for anyone to achieve as you can make it as long as you have a laptop and an internet connection. There many ways to bring in wealth without sacrificing time. What I would recommend is the Laptop Lifestyle. You can earn money while you are asleep or enjoying your life. So make sure you detach time from money in your dictionary! This is really important. Don’t be fooled around by the society anymore.
In today’s society, we have brought shame on the pursuit of money. Many people regard the pursuit of money as a bad attitude. This probably occurs because there are people making money at the expense of product quality or at the expense of other parties involved. But honestly, who don’t want to earn money and get rich? There is nothing wrong in pursuing money at all as long as you earn money in a decent and legal way. What’s wrong with earning money? The most important thing is that you do not sacrifice your product quality and customer welfare. With quality products and services, you will be able to earn much more money in the long run.
So, don’t be limit by the “brules” and don’t let the society brain-wash us anymore. There are many more mindsets that the society has embedded in us. Have an open mind and follow your intuition. Try to discover the rules that are confining you in life and make improvements to them that can lead you to a better life.
Let me end off with a quote from Steve Jobs,
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
All my best to your success!