Life’s cultural script is straightforward, right?
- learn to be nice to others
- apply yourself in school
- go to university, college or some sort of technical training
- get a job
- find a partner
- get married
- work hard in your career
- save money
- buy a house
- have kids
- work until you’re 65+
Depending on what country you grow up in, the demographic you are in and who your parents are, this script may look different to you, but I’d wager regardless of where you were raised, there’s some sort of prescribed script that has been passed down to you.
And while it’s not uncommon for people to deviate from this script – by choosing not having kids, retiring at 55, or building a business instead of a career, traditionally most people followed most of their life’s script.
But with the rise of the digital nomads, widespread entrepreneurship, remote work and financial independence, more and more are going to discover the unique challenges associated with their newfound freedom.