“[….] the system will set out honeypots, for people to get trapped in, the system will set out the ideas of retirement, the ideas of the golden years, providing you benefits, providing you a healthy working environment, WHY? Well, because they want people to work for them. They don’t want people to realize their own dreams and escape. They are going to hire more people and train them. They want to set it up so that you can stick around. Stick around in some sort of unsatisfying world.
It’s up to you to see that video game problem, to see that issue as it comes up on the map. And I think this is the right term, to see all the problems that could potentially be in front of you and calculate your future and also look around on people who didn’t do it, look at the misery they are in, and learn, you don’t want to be like them. And then also look at the people who have kind of taken chances, navigated their way, what did they do differently? What objectivity did they have that maybe you lack, what insights into their own mistakes are they willing to delve into that you are not?
The person who is able to look at himself the closest is going to get the most rational results.”
(Joe Rogan. Podcast episode unknown; I heard this excerpt in a remix made by Akira the Don.)