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Having just returned home from a full summer volunteering in Africa, I can say that it was indeed the truly life-changing experience I had hoped it would be. There are many things we take for granted in our day-to-day lives, such as our access to cutting edge Silicon Valley technology, and I’m very thankful I was able to use these resources to better the lives of those less fortunate.

I’d never been outside the United States before, so I was very excited for the chance to travel. Upon arriving at what would be my home for the next few months…


Person inserting coin into piggy bank
Person inserting coin into piggy bank
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More often than ever before, people are making the choice to take their time into their own hands, refusing to let a job dictate their waking hours all the way up until the typical age of retirement. The path to unburdening yourself from your career isn’t easy, but trust me that the end result is worthwhile. All that it takes is simply committing to a standard of living that removes all minor occurrences of joy, happiness, and luxury from your life over the course of the next couple of decades (give or take).

First, I’d like to congratulate you on…

Dave Powers

Writer of humor and code. Has multiple plaques (the ornamental kind). https://davepowers.me

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