September 19, 2020 Daily Post
Taxes are part of the trade you made:
If you want to live in a country that provides lots of amenities and protections, you’ll likely pay a hefty tax for that. That tax is optional, it’s a trade, money in exchange for the things you want (to live there).
If you want to grow your body of work to become more profitable, you’ll probably incur more fees, from service providers and the state. Those taxes are optional, it’s a trade, money in exchange for the thing you want (to grow).
If you want to serve more people with the work you produce, you’ll probably incur more challenging clients, simply because more people means an increased likelihood that they won’t all be wonderful. The tax is optional, it’s a trade, patience and grace in exchange for the thing you want (to serve more people).
We don’t have to like it. We get to choose. Pay the tax with grace, after all, you’re getting exactly what you wanted.