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Originally posted by HunkaHunka
We must throw off the workers education we have received and reeducate ourselves as to how to run a business instead of working for someone else. How to manage our funds to create more wealth, how to influence the world around us to cause the change we wish to see.
The highest skill which should be taught in elementary school is how to run a business. If our children knew this before they got into High School, things would be a lot different. If they were taught to be leaders instead of followers, adults instead of children, business owners instead of wage earners.
Originally posted by ANNED
I worked my way up to vice president running a mining operation of a small mining company.
What did it get me in the long run, a autoimmune disease, a heart attack. 5 way bypass surgery, diabetes and fibromyalgia.
I now have to live on disability and am so much happier without all the stress that allmost killed me before i was 55.
And my health is improving.
So you can take your hard work and shove it.
Originally posted by Gateway
reply to post by HunkaHunka
This is great and honest advice, we must also remember to encourage this type of behavior we need government getting-out of the way of the entrepreneurs. We need less regulation and a decrease in taxes to encourage this type of risk taking and reward system in place.
Not only are you doing a great service to yourself, you are also providing jobs, and giving customers what they need. remember, though a component to your success was hard work, even though you claimed you did so for a small time frame, it still hard work, no need to sell short this great and important human trait.
You certainly can't argue that being lazy got you what you have today.
Anyway, good for you!
[edit on 11-11-2008 by Gateway]
Originally posted by Interestinggg
It is clearly evident, that the majority of wealthy people got that way by lying cheating and stealing, not from hard work.
But was the lying cheating and stealing, actually hard work?