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Make Your LIFE Your Vacation podcast

Released Tuesday, 20th July 2021
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So very many people (most probably) look at their periodic vacations as being the  most valued part of their life.  The ONE thing that they focus on, and that is the most valuable part of their lives!

They travel overseas, they go to white sand beaches and stay in fancy hotels and dine in amazing restaurants.  They may even do a little ‘Zumba’ or other hotel-sanctioned quasi-fitness activities to give the illusion of becoming healthy…

Here is what I believe we should do instead:

Strive to build a life that is sustainable, and something that you can do happily for the rest of your life.  “Simplify, simplify…” as Henry Thoreau said.  True contentment and happiness does not mean transitory situations that will impress your vapid friends on Facebook and cost lots of money and time.  Really think it through, and figure out what will really make you content and happy, without being concerned about the opinions of others.

Long term, if we are looking back at our lives, what would pretty much ALL of us want to see as accomplishments?  

A satisfying work life, that includes winding up with a happy spouse and children, and resulting in similar grandchildren.  And hopefully, all would be living nearby, in an area that we all loved, and felt a part of.  A kind of an ethnic homeland, in which we all were valued and were a vital part of.

A modest, yet comfortable home, with surrounding acreage and woodlands, to both sustain and nourish us in work and in play.  A small community, of which we are a vital part, and which we contribute to both in local government and the schools.  A community that relies on local government, not state or federal to sustain it- one in which the ordinary citizen is in control!

We would all want to have interests; hobbies if you will, that are consuming passions.  Writing, music, art, woodworking or gardening- it really doesn’t matter, just so long as you find it absorbing and interesting!  I think most people, after working for long years, have discarded their true interests and just gone with what is practical for making money…

This is why they focus on the Vacation Illusion!

It’s kind of as if you are wandering through an oppressive desert, and you are constantly scanning the horizon for something better- anything really-

And then, a mirage appears: a vision of the Wonderful Vacation; something that is almost too good to be true: you in a paradise of travel agent utopia, lying on a beach, somehow totally fit and healthy, and fulfilled in every way!

But trust me, this mirage vacation is too good to be true. Even if your 2 week or so paradise is fun, it is all too fleeting.  What we all truly desire is a permanent paradise- and it is not that hard to achieve!

A simple job, one that sustains you and your family in a rural, red area of America.  A small town oriented type of place, where the local people control the schools and government.  A place where federal and state governmental mandates are hopefully small and inconsequential.  A small enough place for your voice to be heard!

A place where taxes are not oppressive, and your children can grow and be educated without horrors like busing, quotas, or multi-cultural racist nonsense.  The west and the midwest are the best bets for Americans nowadays.  Far from big blue cities and their Democrat rulers.

A smaller kind of place where medical clinics and hospitals are confined to simple things, like broken bones, infectious diseases, and the like.  Not politically based hoaxes and scams, and scaremongering.  Just real health things.
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