Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived. — Dalai Lama
In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back. — Charlie Brown
1 Year = 1.28% of Your Life
Life Expectancy in the United States — 78.3 years. ( 1 Year: 1/78.3 = 1.28%)
So, why not take 1 year (1.28% of Your Life) in order to accomplish a life-long dream?
Furthermore, why not take this 1 year in your prime (Ages 25-40) ?
Why should you play by society’s norms and wait until your 65, with arthritis and a gold watch?
Freedom Year supports and encourages you to work hard for 7 years after earning a university degree in order to take your first FY at 29-30 years of age; after you have 7-8 years of working experience which means you choose to leave the workforce in a position of strength and confidence.
The 7 Year Itch
Furthermore, why not extend your Freedom Year into Freedom Years?
We propose planning to take a Freedom Year every 7 years throughout your life instead of working with your head in the sand for 35-40 straight years.
Imagine taking a Freedom Year at ages:
Wouldn’t life be more enjoyable, more exciting, and thus more fulfilling with Freedom Years interspersed between your working years?
* Freedom Year is a new term coined by Anthony Arden. At present, Freedom Year is a protologism that is trying to become a neologism, like a teenager trying to act like an adult :-).
(Neologisms are words and terms that have recently been coined, generally do not appear in any dictionary, but may be used widely or within certain communities. Protologisms are neologisms that have not yet caught on widely.)