In this week’s show, Andrew discusses the importance of not letting others hold you back, especially when trying to achieve your dreams. Do not go against your instincts to have a better life, for ‘the greater good.’ In the Western culture, Andrew sees that more and more people are becoming jealous of those who have slightly more than them, and those people will try everything in their power to make you feel guilty for it.
[1:35] Remember, this is not a political show. However, politics are discussed, especially if it affects us nomads!
[2:30] Andrew noticed something in the news recently that he’d like to bring to your attention.
[5:15] The government makes the rules. That’s just the way it is, and it’s in your best interest to follow those rules.
[6:35] Some people think it’s unfair to not pay taxes, even if there’s a legal way to do it. By the way, Andrew does pay taxes, just not to the U.S.
[7:15] It’s not tax avoidance. Andrew wants to be very, very clear. There are legal ways that you can pay less taxes and keep more of your money. Want to be sketchy and hide your money in an island? Go somewhere else.
[8:10] So, back to the news story (promise it’s related). There’s a big story about Melania Trump lately.
[11:00] Years ago, Andrew did have a chip on his shoulder about the U.S., but now he’s more wiser, and much, much calmer.
[12:35] There’s a culture that has developed in the United States (or anywhere really) that has become hostile towards people who seek a better lifestyle. Don’t get guilt-tripped into believing you should be miserable for the ‘greater’ good.
[15:30] You’re not the enemy for trying to achieve something and live a more fulfilling life.
[16:55] Why did Tal want to become a nomad?
[19:45] When Tal worked for a 9-to-5, he felt like his soul was being crushed. He longed for adventure and travelling the world.
[21:45] Despite making a lot of money, Tal was so miserable at his job. Tal thought back to when he was at his happiest. It turned out that when he was a dishwasher, making almost no money, in Australia, was when he felt truly happy. That’s when he knew it was time for a change.
[26:50] When Tal went back to Australia, he felt at home immediately.
[28:40] How did Tal get an Australian passport?
[31:45] After he received his Australian passport, Tal felt like it was now time to go and move on to the next thing.
[33:10] Did Tal’s identity change when he became an Australian citizen?
[36:15] Tal discusses the benefits of living a ‘light’ lifestyle. Sometimes you need to reevaluate and shed your current identity to push you to new heights.
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