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Read an article about a trending movement from China/Hongkong called “Lying flat”.⁠ ⁠ Reading the articles makes me think, this is the other extreme of the FIRE πŸ”₯ movement. But rather then working really hard and saving almost all of your take-home pay so that you can reach financial independence much earlier and retire early, Lying Flat movement simply adopts a monastic mindset.⁠ ⁠

Don’t get married πŸ€΅πŸ»πŸ‘°πŸ», don’t have kids, don’t buy a car and don’t buy a flat. Just do the minimal work to get by. Some take it to extremes and don’t even socialize in order to save money.⁠ ⁠ The underlying (no pun intended) worldview is one of killing all desires so that you wouldn’t be used as a money-making pawn by the elites.⁠ ⁠ This mindset most likely is spawned by the country’s widening gap in income πŸ’° between the rich and poor. ⁠ ⁠


Hope SG will manage our equality gap so that our young will not get disenchanted and give up on life. πŸ˜”β  ⁠

Ref: ⁠ ⁠ https://radiichina.com/laying-flat-involution/⁠ ⁠

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/why-china-youth-lying-flat-093936762.html ⁠

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