I've been reading a lot about the lying flat movement that has developed recently in light of rising inflation and the pointlessness of certain groups of our society participating in the workplace.
I'm sure we all can do the math behind mortgage repayments and yet you still see people taking up mortgages with the expectation that it will never really be paid off in their retirement. The question I have is why aren't there many people bold enough to give up the rat race. Is our society conditioning people to continue to work themselves to death? Why?
The definition of insanity is that you conduct yourself in a manner where you know the outcome is irrational but you continue on that pathway. I keep seeing it again and again. We have the FIRE movement in Australia, but it seems like the masses haven't really woken up yet. The ones that should be lying flat aren't for some reason. It seems irrational and puzzling. Is the reason at the heart of people's financial misdirection, the historical meme, known as an aussie battler? What are your opinions on this?