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Notions of Freedom for the Permanent Traveler

Jan 24, 2008
PT Lifestyle is a viable and extremely rewarding lifestyle for the 21st century and beyond. PT is viable because of globalization, the Internet and communication technologies and the resulting empowerment of the individual. It is rewarding because it highlights freedom and self-actualization. PT may be an abbreviation for post tax, perpetual or permanent travel, and positive thinker. Whatever the abbreviation of PT lifestyle - a consensus lies in the offshore nature - , paramount to its notion is freedom as the major goal in life. Freedom has manifold connotations; here are some elements of freedom for the practitioner of PT lifestyle:

- Freedom is ultimately a frightening concept for most people and commonly mistaken for irresponsibility. This is a complete perversion of life itself: freedom can only happen if we assume complete and unconditional responsibility of ourselves.

- The first level of freedom to be achieved is freedom 'from': Freedom from having to go to the same office every morning to live from hand to mouth; freedom from having to participate in the daily rat race of the average employee, freedom from having to refrain from our dreams in life due to financial restrictions. The best location-independent way to generate income is the Internet. Most of us will still require some cash-inflows, unless you are already financially free and can rely on investments only. Making money is a viable choice for a PT lifestyle.

- 'Freedom from' also has a psychological dimension: Freedom from having to participate in the worlds' 'aspirational consumerism' (Noam Chomsky). Don't think 10.000 Dollars equal the down payment for a new BMW, think 10.000 Dollars equal x amount of time to live freely. Value is given by the freedom a good provides, not by conspicuous consumption. Psychological freedom is the personal strength to realize that there are only individuals in his world. 'Society' and 'culture' are notions to describe phenomena we are all susceptible to. 'Zeitgeist' defines a corridor of acceptable actions, but eventually society and culture are empty words that prevent freedom as they divert from ultimate responsibility of the individual.

- Financial (physical) freedom and psychological freedom add up to 'freedom to' be the person you want to be, or as Nietzsche would say, 'to become the person who you are.' Suddenly travel does not only mean physical travel but also a spiritual quest in realizing the potential to become the best man (or woman for that matter) we can be. I would strongly support the notion that physical travel is a means to achieve spiritual travel.

This is where the means of a practical PT lifestyle meets its own end. With a little injection of hedonism and to make it more presentable PT lifestyle might as well be called digital bohemian.
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Poyel Nelson enjoys an Internet supported PT lifestyle with Thailand as a base. Make Money Online
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