Imagine you have to leave tomorrow; what are you forced to leave behind and what is waiting for you on the other side?
The motivation doesn’t matter, whether it be for personal happiness, in support of a family member, war or political madness. Most of us are raised to crave physical objects, invest locally, be blindly patriotic and unknowingly limit our freedom. At the very least most would be leaving a heap of clothes, sporting goods, electronics, furniture, a damage deposit and probably a car. At worst, a house, a “bricks and mortar” business with no management, family members without passports and other assets locked up in local banks with capital controls.
In the financial world, liquidity is defined as the degree to which an asset or security can be easily bought or sold in the market without affecting the asset’s price. As a state of matter, liquid is know to be able to conform to the shape of it’s container, able to effortlessly change when transferred to a different container.
Liquidity in Liberty and Freedom
In the search for freedom, one must embrace a level of liquidity in their life, whether it be through their financial assets, possessions, living arrangements, employment and income streams, location, support groups and so on. A liquid person is not only able to leave their current situation at the drop of a hat, they are completely comfortable in their new location, job and relationships. Change has no adverse effects, it simply brings different experiences and results. They are able to leave with freedom.
Personal Pursuit of Freedom
It’s hard to say when I first began my search for personal freedom, individual liberty and liquidity. I never tire of watching toddlers run away from their parents with a look of absolute joy on their face – I suppose in some ways it’s born into all of us. As we grow older the divide appears to grow wider; some become entrenched in their comfort zones, for fear of only the negatives that freedom can bring. Then there’s the rest of us, wide eyed, avoiding limitations and looking for a better way.
It seems to me that there is a large degree of liquidity in liberty and freedom. I intend on discussing this with you throughout a Life of Liquidity, thanks for joining me.