https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/maven-user-photos/transhumanistwager/content/M3VfybnmkkSKFGF0KiYLzw/mVMejYfkIEOp2dNaojvO4Q So many of my friends here on social media seem so angry about their…

Zoltan Istvan

So many of my friends here on social media seem so angry about their poverty, capitalism, and the political state of America. I don't really understand that, especially when I hear it from relatively healthy, able-bodied people (which is the great majority of us). When I was 21, I worked hard for 6 months at minimum wage as a bag boy at a grocery store. I saved about $6000. I then bought a 25 foot sailboat for $2700, did some basic outfitting to it, bought a year’s supply of can food, and left. (Sailing is like driving--you can learn it in a matter of hours.) I then traveled for 7 years—a tiny floating apartment filled with books cruising the South Pacific and Indian Oceans—a life that even some of the poorest people in the world could afford. Occasionally, I worked construction or something else for a month or two to get more cash together before moving on. Small seaworthy boats still cost about the same as they did then. I also built a house once. And building a small 2 room home is still something any able-bodied person can do for under $25,000 in materials from Home Depot—takes about 4 months labor. You can learn all the necessary skills easily off YouTube videos. Land is still very cheap outside of big cities and lots often go for $5K-$10K. I just don’t understand why people are so angry or poor—why they aren’t traveling all around or building their own homes and making equity. Or why they don’t try to become billionaires and share their money if they’re so into socialism and demanding we tax the rich all the time. People say the American Dream is dead. Maybe because you can’t reach it says something about you, and not about the system. To me, the American Dream is very easily reachable—but you can’t have 4 children in your 20s, nor can you shop for every trinket at WalMart, nor can you lose your precious time on drugs or alcohol, nor can you waste your nights going out all the time. And the American Dream is not even something always about money—but just free time and #liberty, as mentioned with traveling. My greatest complaint is as it always has been: I don’t have enough time or versions of myself to enjoy all the world can offer. I’ll have to die if I can’t figure out how to overcome death. But life, that’s the good part if you’re relatively healthy and able-bodied. People should be grateful we live in a country that offers us so much opportunity. People should stop complaining how they want everything free from the Rich or the Government—People should go create exactly what it is they want. People should find and build their own dreams. (Pic of me with boat in SE Asia & Red Sea when Travel Channel did a story) #UpgradingAmerica #Zoltan2020

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