Modern life treats you like a cog in a machine.
You don't have to live this way.
You might be free on paper, but just try to do something that irritates a bureaucrat. What they call freedom is an illusion. If you didn't know that before 2020, you sure do now.
You were told from birth to go to school, shut up and listen to what you're told, don't ask questions, conform, obey...
... so you can go to work at a job, shut up and listen to what you're told, don't ask questions, conform, obey...
... so you can shut up, do what you're told, don't ask questions, conform, obey and consume product.
Are you starting to see the pattern?
It's the most sinister trap ever cooked up by human minds.
Some even say that no human made this situation... that unnatural forces are at work.
Maybe, maybe not.
What is real is the iron cage imprisoning each of us.
The question is...
What are you going to do about it?
If you insist on living in your conscious ego, going along with what everyone else does, never asking too many questions (heaven forbid doing any of that thinking stuff)...
Then not much.
You've built your own trap.
Your ego is the source of attachment, desire, and suffering. If you live by feeling or whatever thoughts "happen to you", you'll always be a helpless victim of forces outside your control.
If you're so desperate for validation from others that you don't dare do anything but conform, then hang it up.
I want you to take back responsibility for yourself and earn your freedom.
Big ask from a stranger.
Let me introduce myself.
My name's Matt Perryman. The rogue planet zone is my weekly email newsletter for inspired entrepreneurs, creatives, and busy executives running successful companies.
Bonus if you're into science fiction, cyberpunk, 80s action movies, and synthwave music.
We're not "crushing it" and posing in front of a Dubai hotel in rented Lambos.
It might not even look like a business-focused newsletter at a glance.
We're getting into big ideas. We aren't afraid of deep thinking. Expect regular name-drops from Plato, Aristotle, and Heidegger.
If that turns you off... if you're here for "great value bro!" and "what's working now" tactics... I want you to leave.
This is for serious people, who run or own serious businesses, and want to elevate their lives to a higher level.
Freedom is about independence.
Whether that's independence from a job, horrible clients, or even a mortgage weighing you down.
Freedom means the right and the power to be your own self, without fear, doubt, or worrying about the silly judgments of frightened herd-animals.
It's about creating, producing, and connecting with others.
It's about cultivating and practicing high-value skills.
Being an artist in work and life might sound like some crazy fantasy.
I assure you, it's a real possibility, and it's available for you and your business.
With automation running out of control, your role as creator and artist might be the only thing standing between you and terminal unemployment in the "Age of AI".
Why trust me?
In my other job I'm a marketing consultant for fitness entrepreneurs & influencers. I help them build real businesses out of the audiences they build on big tech platforms.
I also work as a transformation coach helping entrepreneurs and executives have more energy and less stress while getting into top-flight shape.
I've even got the credentials to call myself Doctor, if you're impressed by that sort of thing. (I don't do that because I think it's shameless to call yourself Doctor when you're not an MD.)