The only reality is the one you know, which is why it’s odd for someone to ever say you’re “out of touch with reality.” To do so would imply your reality is superior to another’s reality, which is arrogant. But many people have commented I’m out of touch with reality over the years because of the way I view money and opportunity. So I’ve decided to slowly do something about it.
The tone of Financial Samurai has changed from one of defiance, to one of acceptance. I no longer rail against the government or argue with folks why a ROTH IRA conversion is a mistake. If you want to only save 10% of your earnings and work until you hate your job, go right ahead. I just like to put things out there now and let the community decide what’s best for themselves. I’ll go about doing what’s right for me, and if you don’t want to take my advice, no problem.
Part of the reason why I do write about wealth inequality and socioeconomic equality is because I recognize I’m lucky and I don’t want to take my luck for granted. And so I write and write and write to share my thoughts on boosting wealth in hopes of sharing my luck around. But with the largest personal finance blogs in the world focusing on frugality instead of making more money because it’s so much easier, I need to adapt to grow, even though I know many of you don’t want to eat dog food in retirement.