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By practicing the idea of thrift

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I have lived with thrift now for over 10 years. The idea is very simple, spend less than you earn. When you do, you will become richer every day. While you’re living a good life, your money will grow at all times. Its satisfying, and it completely satisfy one of your 6 human needs, and that is to grow.

In general, we need to grow in order to feel good in life. Reflect for a moment how many things that are fun in life that are of little cost or free. Quite a lot right? So why spend money on…


It’s not something you are born with, it takes practice

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When I can’t find the answers to my reflections and wonderings, if modern literature provides no help either, I dwell into old texts, from several hundreds years ago sometimes. Fact is, there might be a chance that people back in ancient Greece or Egypt understood human behaviour better than we do today. Back then they had more focus on, well.. you and me — our understanding of emotions and everything else that drives us. So you scramble for what they left behind, knowledge-wise, and leave the rest to your own…


If you can put the Pain aside, A great Intellect will develop within you

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Because of hard times, I have reflected, learned and not repeated whatever it was that created pain in my life. On the contrary I have reflected on the good things I want around me. And invited more of it.

On medium, I stick around because of the positivity, and my willingness to share what I know. It feels good. Don’t you agree? The topic of reflection is a tricky one to write about, it’s not all that super clear how to best perform it. If you reflect for too long on negative events in your life. It will effect you…


I wrote my first Article during a 15min walk.

My view as I’m writing. Photo by Dan J

Depending on the environment you’re in. It can help or hinder your writing inspiration. Our environments effects us in different ways. So why not write in a place you adore. Perhaps it’s somewhere beautiful that reminds you of good memories. It could become a place of peace of mind or positivity. I myself have a few spots outdoors where I love to be when i’m writing. One is on top of a nearby mountain overlooking beautiful views here in Sweden. …


If you practice thrift, there is little worry about money.

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When there is little worry about money. You allow other positive things in your life. As the worry is non-existent. People might assume you're some sort of loser, but in reality you’re richer than they are. You have time. A life on your own terms.

Instead you now have time. Time to invite the feelings you would like into your life.

Do you need an occupation when you thrift? Let's see, being a doctor doesn’t bring you any extra value in the rich life you already have. Instead you now have time. …


Your passion and love for the game will shine through.

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Being the first one in my family to play any sports. I fell in love with basketball. I took it all the way to USA, which is no small feat to do. Basketball in Sweden is not very popular compared to other sports, so few people get to play in USA in general. Even less back then. For a little bit I played on the same team as Jonas Jerebko as a 16year old. The only Swedish person I know who made it to the NBA.

A player will light up with self belief like you’ve never seen before

I…


In a world where gambling is looked at as something bad. There is another side to the story

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For a select few it’s a blessing and a path to wealth that few ordinary jobs can’t match. When you graduate in Sweden, it's very difficult to find a job, the unemployment for that age is too high. I learned to gamble out of necessity and to gamble well. I knew early on that gambling could give me a decent life until I landed a good job.

So the world of a professional gambler is one of freedom, where your effort and skill determines what you earn in income

Little did I know that I would learn the Ins and…


It's hard to think of something better than having people around you, that you can be yourself around.

One of our needs in life is love and connection. It's more apparent than ever before with the covid-19 pandemic. The best way o meet your connection needs is through good genuine friendships. It's a pleasure to live life when you can be yourself around others. When you're not judged and simply appreciated for who you are as a person.

It's to no surprise when you hear famous people being interviewed. And they mention good times, doing some simple activity and how…


Most problems in your life, comes from other people

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Most problems in your life, comes from other people. You see it’s difficult to go wrong by yourself. But being influenced by others and hearing about their problems, will create more difficulty in your own life.

A lot of people take on others problems and make them their own. This can easily create a habit of procrastinating. The more friends you have, the more compassion it will take to show them support. This can burn you out.

It touches on the question, how many friends do you need in life? How many friends is too many?

No doubt connections is…


I vaguely remember that afternoon in middle school. Our discussion briefly touched the subject of what life is. Our teacher at the time discourage us to think anything of it. It’s sad as life lessons and discussions early on in life can be incredible helpful.

Little did I know that this question would pop up later in life. As I try to figure out what brings happiness, sadness and all other emotions we frequently go through in our daily life’s.

These things is hard to read about and actually take in as truths. It’s better to test it out for…

Dan J

33 year old writer/artist. I write poetry and i have written 3 books. One of them is on sale on Amazon and is about leadership. I also create beautiful artwork.

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