At this point in my life, I rather would be piss poor and free than a slave for somebody (or their business). Even if I don't 'succeed' in life.
Might just be me, but right now I say freedom above all.
I moved from Hungary to Germany. I now live in Berlin for 8 years (going for double citizenship soon, if time allows). Progressive taxation is crazy in Germany, when you earn a lot of money. I calculate keeping 50% of my issued invoices, without VAT. Being in IT makes it worse as I don't have...
I have only one thing to say here:
“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”
― Milton Friedman
I'll prefer freedom any day over equality.
I work for 120EUR an hour, and only remotely. I've got two clients who already pay that, so it's not theoretic. I work remotely since
1: I worked for 20 years in various offices, never going to happen again
2: I've got the discipline of wanting to make progress with projects, and not just to be...