Should you disown your family?
My family doesn't understand that times have changed. You don't just go get a degree anymore or find a local girl to marry you and stay married for the next 50 years. Years ago one of them had the balls to tell me to go vote for a certain politician because XYZ is going to change your life. They don't even know i am trying to build up an online presence. Before I go any further, I didn't disown all of my family, there were some ones that I still try to talk to.
Guess what? I just do my own thing, consequences be damned. Even if they're family, they have no business telling you what worked for them while they were growing up while the world has radically changed the past 20 years. Good intentions frankly don't cut it. You unfortunately can't choose your family and some lucky ones (IE Erik Finman bless him) got some pretty cool ass parents. For those who don't know Finman bet his family that bitcoin would make him a millionaire and in return he wouldn't have to go to college. The rest, as they say, was history.
I've always had the opinion that whoever 5 people you spend the most time with they'll influence you in ways (both positive and negative). If you want to be a winner go hang with winners.
I write this because I made the wise decision years ago. I didn't want to be the biggest fish in the pond when we ate out. I wanted to take my life to the next level.
Zachery Moy
Should you disown your family?
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