I think the more fundamental question for me is “Why do you want to play?” All your thoughts are spot-on but that begs the questioning why. Any and all thoughts much appreciated!
Much needed breath of common sense about yoga, but maybe it’s not all that common. I think as a society we want to rush and prove everyone and everything wrong that does not align exactly with how we would like things to be. And we call it individual aspiration.
You totally nailed this! The issues and gaps you raise are critical and make a “burning platform” that needs immediate and thoughtful solutions . In my view cracking it successfully will require getting three big things right — behavioral foundation, economic model and the interface (tech or human). As you point out, no one has cracked it yet but the first step is awareness. Your piece has got that dead on!
I don’t live anywhere near LA but I think the whole passion thing is heavily overblown. My experience and reading both point to a confluence of skill, meaning slash purpose, and value to a community with a pressing need as the golden sweet spot for the good life. I have been there too, looking for passion, and was totally wrong about what I thought…
I think you bring up an important issue and consider the matter holistically. Overall, I agree that anything that erodes trust in a relationship must be viewed with suspicion. But I think you miss one important situation where it’s absolutely vital to have a secret financial account — in cases of domestic abuse.
I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to read this essay. The world needs more women like you, and a lot fewer like Carrie Bradshaw, as far as money goes. I am tired of seeing the same old stereotypes of smart, desirable women being portrayed a either frivolous, or clueless about money, or both. More power to. You. Go girl!!!