After meditating, I ate.
I did not feel like I needed to be entertained. I could actually taste the food.
This is of course after years of gradually turning my kitchen table into another computer desk 😅
@klardotsh I didn't realize it was in practice anywhere outside of Korea!
@alex reading it in a terminal added to the aesthetic
@klardotsh The bad thing about Key Money is that you must have, or be able to borrow, a huge lump sum. But unlike traditional rent payments, when you leave the apartment, you get the money back.
@klardotsh the real estate market is such a mess. Some people say land is the only true form of wealth. I've read about everyone born being allocated some land as a way of improving society.
Further problems with land: the limited supply, NIMBY, limited buyer access to cash, the fact that every retirement plan is investing in real property, driving up prices.
Property probably can't be both shelter and an investment vehicle at the same time.
Korea has an interesting system called Key Money.
@klardotsh 23!? and you already have all of that professional experience? I just assumed you were 40 or something and looking to settle down 😂 you have your whole life ahead of you! Plenty of time to invest in your future that hasn't even started yet! Spend it however you want, haha.
@klardotsh what brought on this revelation?
@klardotsh that said, it sounds perfectly do-able. There is no right way to live, so dream big (or small).
My friend worked at a bank for years while getting her PhD in music composition. She bought a house (a double) which she fixed up and rented through section 8 (it's a huge pain). She married, rented out her own half of the house, and purchased waterfront property in Nova Scotia, which she plans to turn into a retreat center. She lives off the land and works part time. 🤷🏼♂️
@klardotsh Hey, my house is 600 square feet! Are you calling it tiny!? 😂 By my own experience, it's plenty of space for one person. Not so good for two people; at least, you'll never be out of each other's hair. And if you happen to be a musician and/or a machinist, you'll be living with all of your gear and equipment…😅
The atlernative, of course, is that the bigger your house, the more stuff you will collect. I just laerned the German verb Hamstern 😉
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