Month: October 2013

Welcome to Treason and Treachery!

I’ve been reading blogs for years, and have spent countless hours scrolling, immersing myself in the depth of analysis and discussion that occurs on the blogosphere. I started with the standard US style pro-liberty, ventured into the Survivalism/Prepper world for a while, then to the lifestyle design a la Tim Ferris, then to the Appmosphere, then the Financial Planning/Advising/Newsletter world and then to what is referred to as the ‘Manosphere’.

At different times, different areas appealed to me. When the long hours and drudgery of the Corporate world got me down, the ‘Four hour work week’ mentality really hit home. When I was a poor student, partying and driving everywhere, the anti-police state movement really got me passionate about liberty. What I’m trying to do is tie the whole thing together. I think a lot of young men in the western world have experienced the same powerlessness, frustration and anger with the world around them and the seemingly limited options available.

One of my greatest passions is wealth. Not being ‘rich’, having bling and ostentatious social markers or the snobby martyrism of ‘I don’t need to show my wealth so I drive a beaten-up Volvo’. What drives my interest is the concept. The idea that there is this intangible, bought and sold thing called known as ‘wealth’. It controls some and is controlled by others. It does not flow to the most talented or intelligent, the righteous or the worthy. It can be built up over a life given away working day by day, or come across by the sheer luck of a lottery ticket number or the ‘right’ parents.

I am on my own path to find value in the world around me. I know what my passions are right now: surfing, skiing, wine, eating, hunting, sunshine, wilderness and stimulating conversation. I know they will change in the future. What I want to find is my niche. My way of living, truly living, without all the compromises that we are taught to concede to at such a young age. This is why I write and I invite you to read about my experiences and ideas, comment and contribute.

Gustav

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