Trigger warning: If you don’t want to hear thoughts about life and early retirement by a rich and healthy white guy, you should stop reading now.

Well, the short answer is because I can… The long answer is I have no idea what I’m doing with my life and I’m writing this post to justify my decisions to myself :)

Let’s start with the facts: For the past seven years I’ve lived in London and had a great job as a software engineer at Google. I’ve now started living a digital nomad lifestyle, meaning I no longer have a flat…


As a cis white man who grew up in a middle-class family in Germany, racism was never a topic I had to deal with. Racists only existed on TV, mostly in the US, and they were all terrible people. Never in the world would it have occurred to me that I might be racist, too. Well, let me walk you through the journey that made me realize a few things about myself.

While racism was never a topic when I lived in Germany, it became a slightly more frequent discussion when I moved to London six years ago. We went…

Marcel Jünemann

Twitter: @marcel_junemann

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