Hey! I'm Kemo Sabe.
Since I was a kid I was always into tech and selling stuff. I started out my adult life by getting a bachelor's in computer science. At that time I was already working a decent job as a backend developer for almost 3 years, but I wasn't feeling happy in on office environment.
Right after graduating I left my hometown to see the world. I managed to convince my boss to let me work remotely. I stayed with the same company for 2 more years. From 2007 to 2017 I traveled, worked remotely, and started several startups.
In 2017 I frugally retired. In 2019 I settled down in Spain with my wife. I'm in my mid-30s.
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Who are you?
My parents weren't particularly rich. I don't have a Ph.D. I'm not the most intelligent guy around. I don't think I'm special or better than others. I don't believe in fairy tales. I'm interested in freedom, not wealth.
I don't have a boss. I don't have to explain myself to anyone. I don't know what stress or lack of free time is. I don't drink, I don't smoke, and I don't do harmful drugs. I don't use Instagram in my free time, and I don't YOLO.
I'm not seeking happiness because I'm happy. I know what I wanted, and I got it. I've been known to have a very strong opinion on any given subject.
What is this blog about, and why are you anonymous?
The problem with online publications is that almost everyone is afraid to tell the truth. All blogs are polite and politically correct. By now, people expect that what you're publishing as a blogger will be the same rehash of an old idea instead of something groundbreaking. The blogosphere is BORING.
I decided to go against the tide and cut the bullshit. There will be no censorship, and no me boasting my wealth or branding myself as an influencer. I chose to be anonymous because I really wanted to be able to be completely sincere here. I also don't care about being famous.
What should I read first?
Start with the Travel section.
What are your political ideas?
I want to be left alone by the government and pay reasonable taxes. I want to severely limit the size of massive corporations like Google and Amazon, because, as history shows, powerful entities always end up corrupt. I also know we have enough money to help less fortunate people and I want to distribute it fairly.
I'm tired of traditional politics and pointing out what's right for society. After years of trying, I realized I couldn't influence what's happening globally. I'm focusing more on local issues like building a community where I live.
I believe that modern society is living in a collective mass hallucination which is upholding the status quo. Most people got absolutely no real skills. We live in little countries that are only surviving because exploiting the third world and the common worker is still a thing in the 21st century.
I believe what we most need as a society is establishing horizontal structures of power and community life. We also need to focus on more stuff in real life like doing things with our hands, teaching empathy, and less on hilariously unnecessary jobs like marketing. And I would know all about that, I worked at Havas.
What is freedom for you?
A small house in a city with very cheap real estate, with a garden for horticulture. The yard is way more important than the house. Walking/biking distance of shops/communities. Financial independence by minimizing my spendings, maximizing my income, and safe, diverse investments.
I used to think homesteading off-the-grid and being self-sufficient is the solution. I visited many people who were doing this. Almost all of them were miserable, and the communities were falling apart. There are better solutions for modern times.
Who is your biggest role model?
Nobody. Fuck Bezos, Chomsky, Gates, Marx, Musk, Obama, Rogan, Sanders, and whatever jerk you're following. They are just people. We're better than perpetuating these cults of personality.
Good ideas don't have to be tethered to any one person. When we put all of our hopes into one individual, praise them, and scream their name, they are ALWAYS going to disappoint us in the end. Because power, if not corrupts, then always reveals who you truly are.
No human is worthy of worship. You don't need people to lead you. I read a lot of books, but I always question what they are saying.
What advice would you give to your readers?
Instead of focusing on goals, learn to enjoy the process. You will most likely discover in the end that the goals were lies anyway.
Nobody has ever proven that I actually know what I'm talking about. Never blindly trust people on the Internet—do your own research.
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