How To Truly Celebrate This Memorial Day - Timothy Sykes

How To Truly Celebrate This Memorial Day

Today I was going to write another expose like this on the financial education industry, but several students changed my mind with their posts today on this important holiday, Memorial Day 2016.

Download this cheat sheet and learn how to truly celebrate this Memorial Day.

Here was my initial posting today:

…as I stand in awe of the bravery and sacrifice our armed forces have exemplified for the past few centuries and continue to do so each and every day.

My students and I are only able to profit in the stock market because of our freedom and we don’t take that lightly so it’s our honor to study on days like today, not just party like too many people in this country do on long holiday weekends, see some great examples here:

My favorite student tweets from this long holiday weekend are from one of my students named Dan:

He’s studying his butt off to get out of working at his lead mill that he’s been at for 20 years now…God bless people like that who deserve freedom and are willing to do what it takes to achieve it.

I proudly share all these students today because I want our valued armed forces to see that while they’re working hard protecting our freedom, we’re working hard at bettering our lives through education.

We NEVER forget how staggering it is that 1.2 million Americans have lose their lives over the past few decades, while fighting for us and our way of life…here are the eye-opening stats:

World War I (1917-1918)

Battle Deaths: 53,402

Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater): 63,114

World War II (1941 –1945)

Battle Deaths: 291,557

Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater): 113,842

Korean War (1950-1953)

Battle Deaths: 33,739

Other Deaths (In Theater): 2,835

Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater): 17,672

Vietnam War (1964-1975)

Battle Deaths: 47,434

Other Deaths (In Theater): 10,786

Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater): 32,000

Wikipedia defines Memorial Day as “Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May”.

These brave men and women gave their lives to protect our freedom and that should not be taken lightly…if you follow my teachings at all, you know that I value freedom above everything, including money.

But money helps us achieve freedom and we should never forget that as too many of us waste our opportunity and our freedom, and our lives for that matter, slaving say at jobs we hate with bosses we hate all while barely scraping by with too many of us drowning in debt, which has led to a great deal of political unrest and anger all aimed at blaming others for our situation.

America is one of the richest countries in the world, we’re not in a depression or even a recession and yet more Americans than ever are unhappy. Read these amazing stats from Marketwatch:

Some 53% of Americans were “very happy” or “happy.” And while that’s a (slim) majority, it’s still down from 56% in 2009 and a significant slump from 68% in 2001, previous studies concluded. And the rate of antidepressant use has surged 400% over the last decade, according to the CDC

So, maybe money doesn’t make us happy after all?

No shit sherlock.

As I’ve talked about again and again, money does not make you truly happy and as I told Steve Harvey here and this media legend here, happiness stems from freedom, knowledge and self-sufficiency…and most of all, doing what you love.

So, on this Memorial Day, spend time with your loved ones and friends and thank those who have served our country so bravely, but most of all, cherish their memory by being the best you can be…not focused on making the most money you can, but studying and gaining the most knowledge that you can so you don’t have to work for ANYONE else ever again.

Cherish your freedom and do what you must to gain and maintain your absolute freedom, especially from the rat race n which too many Americans are competing, condemned to work 9-5 jobs on meager salaries forever…that’s not what America is about, we’re about being all you can be and NOT a slave to ANYONE else!

Thank you again to all the brave men and women serving our country, we promise to always remember your sacrifices and we aim to make you proud!

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Timothy Sykes

Hey Everyone,

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  1. Tom Finneran (tomfinn92)

    Tim, this past Friday I just celebrated the 24 year anniversary of my graduation from the United States Air Force Academy in 1992. I’m proud to serve the men and women of the United States, and my current job here in Germany has me working at a NATO assignment, so I’m working with brave men and women from another 17 nations as well. Thank you for recognizing those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom abroad, and at home (those at the Pentagon on 9/11 for instance). You’re right … the freedoms we have today to trade, travel, enjoy time with loved ones, etc. were preserved for us by the veterans of many wars, and both as a member of the Armed Forces, and as an American citizen, I’m thankful for all their sacrifices.

  2. compton duncan

    Thank you Tim, thanks for taking the time to remind us of what truly matters, thanks for the motivation, greatly appreciated.

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