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 🔥 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 🤵🏻👰🏻, 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 💰 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. 😔
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