Registered: Nov 2005
05-29-07 02:05 AM
Life is Short, Just Do It.
I wonder how many traders out there are like me and have always thought in the back of their minds to spend a year or even two traveling the globe. If you are a successful trader, you know that you have the means and the ability to do this without sacrificing your income since you can work from almost anywhere. Having this ability and not taking advantage of it seems a shame and an utter waste of opportunity. How many people with regular jobs probably think to themselves, "If only I could work from anywhere or were financially independant I would roam the globe, experience many different cultures and live a dream life". We successful traders can live this dream that the average Joe can only fantasize about. If you are researching ideal places to live (as many seem to be doing based on the popularity of the "best places to live/trade" threads) what better way then to spend a few weeks or months living in an assortment of potential locations, and experience them first-hand actually living and working there for a time. So why not do it? Laziness? Procrastination? Fear of change and the unknown? Family? Why not do it with your family? If no family, would it help to do this with a small group of other traders rather than having to motivate yourself to do this alone and on your own?
I wanted to throw this out there, partly tongue-in-cheek but also partly seriously, to see what kind of responses are had, and if it would by chance spark thoughts leading to a conclusion of feasibility and subsequent plans to perhaps do something like this as a very small group, or others to consider doing it on their own or with their families. It's probably a long-shot that there would be a collection of even a few like-minded individuals who are also successful enough to have the means along with the spirit of adventure to do this, and also as a group have a certain amount of compatibility personality-wise to make something like this workable. Perhaps most of you guys (and gals) out there are too tied down with families or other responsibilities, or the ones not tied down are a tending towards being social-outcasts and adhd types who have no interest in much else beyond the next winning trade.
Please share some thoughts.