"If you eat, invest, and think according to what the 'news' advocates, you'll end up nutritionally, financially and morally bankrupt." - @naval
This goes far beyond the 'news.'
If you eat, invest, and think according to what most people do, you'll end up in a place you don't want to be.
Eat like most people and eat the way the Scientists tell you, and you'll be sick and miserable.
Invest the way most people do by blindly handing over their money to others that take a cut whether they win or lose, and you'll end up with shitty returns and maybe none at all.
Think like most people, and you'll have no ability to find the truth as you'll be a brainwashed zombie with no critical thinking skills.
Each of these topics requires a deep dive to understand fully and formulate a plan for yourself.
It's crazy how most people default to the default even though the default fucking sucks.
You spend your entire life sitting in indoctrination camps called "schools" so you can go into debt to do the same called "higher education" so you can hopefully get permission to be a debt/wage slave to an employer for years on end so you can spend most of your income, maybe save and invest a little bit. Hopefully, in the end, you'll have enough not to work.
The only way out of this status quo is to think for yourself. To do the hard work to study and learn.
Money and health are your life force. You need both to thrive, yet few understand either—especially the former.
Take fiat, for example. This "legalized counterfeiting" of money erodes your purchasing power and earning power. It's the government stealing right out of your pocket each year. Do you know how and why? Do you know the history of fiat? Do you know what money is?
Or do you accept the status quo because you were born here, and that's what everyone else does?
I can't imagine a more risky scenario of investing years of your life following a backward strategy simply because the people around you are doing the same.
Here are some books and resources to help you on this journey.
1. What is money podcast series episode 1-9
2. Read Sapiens
3. The Bitcoin Standard