Last weekend, my wife and I were out of town at my youngest daughter’s volleyball tournament. While we were gone, my oldest daughter had a few of her new college friends over for a get together. (What we used to call “party” back in the day.)
I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting these new college friends and this was the first time they were at our home. Apparently, they started wondering about me and all of the self-development and investment books I have around the house. They thought I was a little weird because they’d never seen this before.
The book pictured below was on our fireplace and this seemed to spur their
conversation “roasting” of me.
On top of this, they stumbled across a few things I have on the kitchen counter that I’m currently experimenting with regarding my health, productivity and fat loss. They left thinking that my daughter had a very odd father. LOL.
You want to know what I find odd about them?
1. They haven’t seen a person with investing, self-development and philosophy books all over their homes. My guess is their parents don’t read books and this is why my behavior is so unusual for them. 🙁
2. They weren’t curious about the books they found? If I had been 20-years old and stumbled across Getty’s book at a friends house, I would have picked it up and started reading right then and there. I probably would have gone to the book store the next day to get the book. I would have devoured it. How do I know this? Because I can remember distinctly the first time I saw Napoleon Hill’s book “Think and Grow Rich.” I was 23-years old and I found the book on my real estate broker’s bookshelf. I asked him if I could borrow the book and spent the next three days reading the book after work.
3. After seeing these “unusual” things, they weren’t more curious about me? They didn’t wonder why I was reading these books? They didn’t seem wonder if I was rich? They weren’t curious about where I worked or what I did for a living? They didn’t wonder why I had a big jug of salt water on our kitchen counter. They simply joked about how weird I was.
This lack of curiosity is a little frightening to me.
Why aren’t younger people more curious? Why aren’t they interested in investigating unusual people? Why don’t they ask more questions?
If you’re curious as to why I was reading the Getty book and about the various experiments I’m doing for health, fat loss and productivity, become a Cashflownaire here and find out why! I actually shared everything I learned about Getty in the May 2018 Cashflownaire newsletter.
P.S. I’m not rich by the typical standards everyone seems to follow. I’m not sure what my actual net worth is and I really don’t care. My entire focus is on monthly cashflow and building oil wells that pump money into my family’s investment accounts. (Yes, this was a Getty reference. I study Getty because he because he used oil wells to get rich. Oil wells that pumped more money each and every day.)