None of my friends invest... absolutely zero. The very idea of investing just seems ridiculous to them. I suggest properties for them to buy, or investment strategies, and they take on board none of it. At best these people might look to buy a PPOR, way out of any potential growth area, not interested at all in buying something with good chances of capital growth or potential future rental yield. The conversations soon turn to their ideas, of going on that next holiday overseas. Even the more driven friends are only focussed on getting more income from their job, by getting promotions, etc... Nobody I know seems to "get it". Nobody I know seems to understand passive income, or capital growth, or potential positive investment yields. And the really annoying thing is, none of them want to listen to it. It's just not a priority for them. Now that's something I just don't "get". I guess it's just different ways of thinking... We are all in our twenties still I guess (although in ten days I'll be 29...) Think I'm just going to have to hold myself back and give up trying to convert my friends to my way of thinking. But would be great if I could share my success with them so they could also be successful to the same extent. Otherwise I end up having to hold my tongue about just how well I'm doing. Can't really say to a couple on a combined income of $135 000 who are working a combined 100hours per week, that me and my wife have investments that with rent and minor capital growth factored in, will easily bring in that amount (as profit) passively this year... This forum is good. Because I'm surrounded by like minded people. But would be nice if some of my friends thought the same way. I almost feel a sense of ostracism and like I'm the odd one out because I don't work and then blow all my money on holidays, but rather practice delayed gratification and invest everything I get now so that later I'll be in an "above average" position. I really don't get it. Trying to make sense of it. I probably need to grow up in a way and just accept that those around me just don't think the same way and aren't interested.... "but" even when I write that my mind just keeps saying "but this" and "but that" and "but but but but".... Arrrrggh live and let live right?