Who would actually protect us though? And who would manage global infrastructure? Capital? Currency? Enforce laws and so forth?
These are legitimate concerns but there are existing issues like people at risk of or getting censored, people cutoff from global opportunities (while others benefit), experiencing inflation with no income opportunities and what we all witnessed this year… war and sanctions.
The Big Problem
People cannot benefit from global opportunities because of where they live. They also get hurt when leaders of countries have conflict with each other (war, censorship, and sanctions).
How do we protect our money, assets, and human life without giving away too much freedom?
It all started with my trip to Panama in 2007. I was stunned by what travel had to offer. The small country had plenty of attractive things to do, people to befriend, and “islas” to admire. It was like a whole other planet for me.
I became conscious about the idea of living and working remotely around the world when I traveled across Colombia for several months in 2017.
The idea of exploring a country for 3-6 months, learning the native language, unique history, and the experiencing a new lifestyle was enough for me to risk my comfortable life back home in the States.
I’m still on my journey or in the process of this type of lifestyle but wanted to share some of the problems/solutions on my mind.
Borderless Living Framework
Here’s a framework I’m working with:
- Only about 5% of remote jobs are truly remote so we need more international companies hiring globally like VIPKid. Why is there still resistance around mobility? The year 2020 only shifted the responsibility of office space to the worker given that they are still required to work from home. But true mobility is being able to “work from anywhere” not just “work from home.”
- Working remotely whether at home, in an office or a cafe is still work that you either hate or love. I’m still gaining clarity on the work I enjoy which is a problem where ever you are. The digital economy is still too broad and I’m gaining clarity everyday.
- What if the country I want to visit or live does not accept me because of where I was a born? This is the friction of countries that we inherited and need to work with. I’m lucky enough to “travel” for 180 days in most countries but I know its not reciprocal for others.
- (And probably a huge issue that will stop most from trying) Having conversations with family & friends and listening to all their thoughts and concerns around the idea of living and working around the world. These conversations gave me an opportunity to really understand my own motivations more specifically. I realize this lifestyle isn’t for everyone and I probably wouldn’t want this kind of lifestyle forever too but who knows 😄 Your family’s concerns are legitimate even if those concerns are about how they feel about you going.
- Bonus: The biggest challenges around this kind of lifestyle has been my own belief systems so if this is something you are thinking of doing focus on convincing yourself, not others.
I’ll end with this:
“To attain the ecstasy of borderless unity, which is our natural state, all you need to do is live by the guideline that all human experience is generated from within—either with the support of external stimuli or without.” – Sadhguru