Los Angeles is one of my favorite cities in the US. However, I’d never live there. Here’s why I would never live in Los Angeles.

Growing up LA seemed like the Promised Land to me. It was where my favorite movie stars wined and dined.

Where dreams were made.

But after living there I got a taste of what Los Angeles really was about.

While it’s a city where dreams are born. It’s also where dreams die.

I’ve never seen so many homeless people. I’ve never seen so many people living one check away from ruin.

But I still love Los Angeles. It’s the perfect place to have fun and enjoy your money. But to live there is a mistake.

Like you will learn along your path. Most things in this world are overrated. Politics is an example.

Some people are so miserable (lack purpose) that they base their entire existence around it.

They can give you every single current event. Yet they can’t tell you what they want to do with their life.

Trump this and Trump that.

The economy this and the economy that.

I’m not judging them because that’s not my place. I’ve got my mission and they’ve got to make their own decisions.

Like Los Angeles. They may enjoy the perks of that lifestyle. But it’s all artificial and empty at the end of the day.

I remember driving through Hollywood. My eyes were full of excitement because I was finally seeing this beautiful city with my own eyes.

But all I saw were prostitutes. People dressed up like super-heroes. And trash blowing all around the street.

As my driver pulled over my friends and I started walking down Hollywood Blvd. People were running from bar to bar.

Even Batman himself came up to me wanting to take a picture. He then asked me for $5 after we took it.

We continued walking and saw all of the Hollywood attractions. You’ve heard about them and seen them in movies.

One of my favorite spots was the Hollywood & Highland Center. It looks like a Babylonian Temple.

While all of that stuff was amazing. It was overrated and nothing like the pictures that I saw growing up.

So why am I telling you this?

I am telling you this because I want you to see through the illusions. Not that I’m against Los Angeles, politics, or anything else.

If that’s what you’re interested in. Then by all means live it out every single day. I’ve got friends who make great livings from politics.

Another friend is an upcoming artist who plans to make it big in Los Angeles. He’s working towards that dream as we speak.

But I want you to see life for what it is. Not for what you’ve been brainwashed to see it as. You don’t need any of the mainstream people.

You can brainwash yourself.

Why I only visit Los Angeles

Like we talking about earlier. There are people who can give you every current event. Yet they don’t know what they want.

But then there are those that enjoy the current events. All while making money from it and living life on their terms.

That’s what Los Angeles is to me.

I don’t want to live there and be a part of that life. However, I will fly there to enjoy all that LA offers.

In other words…

I’ll enjoy what the world offers. While ALWAYS knowing what my purpose is. Not a day goes by that I don’t understand my purpose.

Why? Becuase I used to have no purpose.

I could quote you every science and historical fact from the past 2,000 years. I knew every single capital for every single country.

And then I found personal development.

That replaced science and history. I learned every single mindset hack and how the game worked.

But I still didn’t know what I wanted from life.

To be honest I was worse than miserable. I was worse off than the people who feed off of drama and fear.

It got so bad that I wanted to kill myself for years.

Luckily though I saw the light before I gave up. I met someone high up in the mountains and my mind was illuminated.

We walked down to the beach at the foot of the mountains. And he told me something that changed my life forever.

He revealed what my purpose was. And I looked out over the city ahead of me.

I felt complete bliss and at that moment everything clicked. We watched the sunset in the West and then like that I was back home.

Like our meeting never happened.

But then I realized…

That I had always known what my purpose was. As corny as that sounds. I can’t help but smile as I write these words to you.

From the time I was 10 until my great revelation. I had always known. I just didn’t give myself permission to accept it.

I became addicted to the struggle. Worse yet I didn’t even believe in my own self.

It took meeting that Master to see what was hidden in plain sight. And so now I want to offer you a chance to have your revelation.

But first, you’ve got to charge into the Unknown. For that is the price of what you truly want in your heart.

The person that you are right now isn’t capable of being illuminated. Otherwise, you would already be living the dream.

If you’re ready to charge into the Unknown. Go through this door and make peace with the Unknown.

We will talk again once you’re ready.

About Dylan Madden

My name is Dylan Madden. I've written over 300+ articles for those who want more out of life and are interested in traveling the world. I am from US city where most people work the same old job for their entire life. Now after traveling to 18 countries. I've set up a home in Dubai where I spend my days helping freelancers build successful businesses within The Real World and on the blog Calm and Collected. Within this website you will find the motivation and action steps to make your life better.

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  1. Lol Los Angelos might as well be another planet. There probably isn’t a greater concentration of brainwashed masses anywhere in the world than there is in LA.

    Rewind 50 years, now fast forward to now, how did we get to this? It seems the morale of society has degraded to an all time low.

    Wisdom and knowledge be damned, people don’t even know who they are anymore. Ignoring their true selves & what’s really important worshipping their celebrity gods, hoping one day for that “big break”. It’s sad really.

    Lol if you know a great place to live where real estate is affordable, the last thing you may want to do is to tell someone from LA about it.
    There’s a reason people are leaving California in droves.

    • Humans have always searched for idols to worship. We want someone to save us and give us permission. It’s scary to make your own rules. Why? Because for once, you’ve got to make all of the decisions.

      I think LA is a good place to enjoy. One of my favorite things is to rent a car and drive up the Pacific Coast Hwy. Lots of good energy there. But as you said, there are many brainwashed people there. I’d rather live in a less concentrated area.

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