Originally posted by gwydionblack
reply to post by mopusvindictus
Happening because of me? Because I've had some part in the way this crap-pot of a world has turned out?
At 21 years of age, being born and told what I was to do and raised being told how things were, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I have had
NOTHING to do with the situation.
NO, I am talking purely about business, your 21, you are going with what you WANT to do, in the wrong location, it is not a personal comment, it's
just advice from a guy who has always ran his own businesses and I do not wish to be the messenger but what you WANT and KNOW, is not necessarily the
way to make money, that's all no personal attack, no blame for the situation...
Just Business, and your choice and location are wrong... so you perceive what I'm saying as some attack on you perhaps, but dealing with the reality
is the way to make money, dealing with desire will usually let you down
You do not have anything at all to do with the situation, of course not how could you? lol what the heck could you have done?
My friend these are times when many become poor and many will become rich just like the great depression, many millionaires are born.
MY thoughts might not suit you, but my friend you are 21, you have every morning to wake up and follow the golden rule of business...
Supply and Demand, find a niche and fill it
What i'm hearing is you WANT to do something and the demand isn't there right now so your mad... and that's not an Entrepreneur, that's a guy who
just want's to do what he wants to do and... you have to be prepared to be poor if passion is more important than money to you, you
just....shouldn't be mad...
It's your doing if that's the case...
Unlike the majority of people in the world today, I am an idealist. I chose my profession not because it would make me the big bucks because
honestly I don't care about money. The fact is I am forced to care about money.
You don't actually have to care about money, I pay child support, and take care of allot of people and sometimes it makes me mad too...
I am an Animator by trade but do web design, mostly and do not like it that much, people are picky and annoy me sometimes...
But, I do what I have to do...
I also wish that, we had a different system often, in fact i'd say we need to adapt and change...
all i'm saying to you is that in the meantime, being angry does no good...
I would say to a degree we live in a slave system... but none the less it is a slave system that allows you to buy your way from slavery
You can stand up and speak against it... you have every right.
But aside from being angry, or i should say channel that anger... into productive ways around it, you can go with the times and do what needs to be
done to buy your freedom and work against that system for others if you still care at that point...
But being angry and suffering rather than adapting will not free you from it any faster
Don't go an blame me for how the monetary system has become stale in this country, because it always has been. Up until a few years ago, I was
misinformed like your average American and I bought a car, I took out school loans, I got myself into debt. Now, I am a slave to the system not
because I WANT TO BE, but because THEY have forced onto me.
You see the pattern, it all comes back to THEM. You call it redirecting the blame, I call it facing the facts.
Yes, I made those SAME MISTAKES at your age...
And all I am doing is saying that there are ways out of them FAST, it does not mean giving up your ideals, it just means actually dealing with the
reality of the fact that your enslaved
Make money on the net with computer repair? Sell my knowledge? I'm not about to tell anyone that I'm more qualified than someone else on the
matter, much less, that many people want to learn the trade. The fact is, I have a market, even in this tiny community, because everyone uses
computers, computers all break and get viruses, and no one is going to take the time to learn it themselves.
But yet you are not free from slavery so you have nowhere near the earning potential you desire
and... that was an example... what about building gaming machines, starting a company like alienware? or simply offering advice reselling parts, I
know guys that make Millions with sites that sell Ram, HD's etc...
I am sure you do have a market...
None the less with 20,000 people you have an INCOME CAP that you will never exceed whatever that may be...
It is that limitation that keeps people in the big cities where anything can happen
I am not trying to tell you what to do...
Only that it is possible to use your knowledge to reach Millions of people with product and advice and whatever YOU think of to offer...
that your small town does not hold an income cap for you... if you employ the internet... that's all
Allow me to repeat, I didn't choose my profession for the money. It allowed me to do something I enjoy while being close to my family. Is that
a crime now? Whatever happened to that American dream? That's right... it came true.
The American dream is more alive than ever, few people want to realize it...
You say allow me to repeat myself... "I didn't do this for money"
And you are complaining you do not have enough money that small town life isn't great
If you DO NOT DO IT FOR THE MONEY, then what results do you expect?
You talk about fearing change and by the sounds of all your posts, you are promoting running away from the problems and hoping they go away.
You suggest we blame ourselves for just not accepting the facts that nothing is going to change.
I am not talking about running away from anything
I'm talking about getting what you desire and being safe...
If and I believe it is, a major economic collapse looms... it is not running to change the position your standing in to survive
If a car was barreling at your head, would you not move out of it's way? Of course you would?
I am not defending the system, I am saying you have as much chance of stopping a wave as you have of stopping an oncoming car with your hands...
If the world is changing and something is not possible
i.e. living in NYC on 30,000 a year
Then you HAVE to go where you can live on 30,000 a year or find a way to make allot more or you will suffer immensely.
You can't dodge a bullet, it is simple
They way I look at it, you are the one that is afraid. You are obviously afraid of what is going to happen in cities so there must be a reason.
You mention the breakdown... you think that isn't going to affect you in your little country setting?
Oh it will meet my eyes, it will affect every one but not in the same way
I am sure, you have the capacity to grow Tomatoes and get some vitamin C
I am sure, 20,000 people will have clean water...
I highly doubt the national guard will lock down your town and make you live in utter misery you don't warrant the attention
I Fear nothing
I do know however when I will loose and am Man enough to deal with it
Change the scenario...
A tornado is coming...
Do you face it head on, or go into your basement?
Your argument to me is like saying... people should face a Tornado without cover...
Fear? No just not an imbecile, if you know the world faces food shortages... you go where you can grow some of your food, that's not fear it's
Fight? Fight against what? A global food shortage, maybe by rioting in the city that will make potatoes grow?
Maybe killing a politician will make fresh water appear?
What do you do in the face of a tornado...oppose it?
That is your thing. That is what you will do. But don't think your safe. Don't think that your late "hippie" ideology is going to save
anybody because it isn't. The fact is, THEY are in control, yes... THEY are. You are not. You moving to the country? Because of them. Having to
change your way of living? Because of them.
Hippy Ideology LOL, Change my way of living?
My friend... of many insults... They enslaved children during the industrial era to make them go to a dirty crappy factory, at age 14 girls worked and
died by 25 for this crap era, in Russia thousand s were executed for refusing to wear a watch...
It is... a blessing that, the factory based feudal lifestyle can be put to rest
The problem that some people fail to realize is that what we are facing is a demoralization and destruction of human morality and independence.
We have become so dependent on others that for most of us, the only viable option is to run away, or turn a blind eye and just accept it.
But for those of us who understand what is waiting on the other side, us ideologists who realize that our lives don't need to be determined by
popular trends or shifts in culture, ultimately manifested by the agendas in power, well, we will be happy fighting, and yelling about THEM as we are
Anyone who is happy fighting for any set of programming is already dead
What you just revealed is that... your a fundamentalist that you are filled with hate and anger and believe your better than others.
Through much of this, and when you mentioned Dad.. You sound like an Old man, your religion is not under attack by me, The reality is, your living and
repeating the words of an Old man who is not capable of changing, and not a drop of this has to do with GOD or them... he is angry, that he can not
longer compete in this world that his AMERICAN values, of Work a hard job come home and eat have changed in front of his eyes
And you COULD, be your own age, not absorb and reflect this anger and make allot of money, but You have every reason of an older guy, why the world
has turned on you instead...