reply to post by HUMBLEONE
Don't you mean you failed?
I started poor and I mean poor. Now I own a successful business and have a good life with no wants. Had I not gotten involved with radical idea's in
my youth, I would likely be a millionaire at this point. Out of stupidity and listening to radical nut jobs in my youth, I did not wake up until well
into my thirties putting me far behind what I could have done. I may yet make it before I die. My biggest regret is having followed along with wrong
minded people in my youth. Only when I learned the lesson that you may not be able to beat the system, but if you use it like an intelligent person,
you can win did I wake up from my drug induced stupor.
You write as if you have never lived in the US. Have you, or do you?
As I look at the people I grew up with, those who put in the effort are all doing well and those who aren't are doing badly because they never tried.
They run their mouths a lot about how it's everyone's fault but their own, but they never tried.
Yes it's hard, but the rewards are worth it. If you want to make it, you first have to stop hanging with losers and listening to their pathetic
excuses and them blaming everything on everyone else or the system. Are you aware most rich people in this country are first generation wealth, they
did not inherit it?
Our poor have cars, cell phones, computers and compared to the poor in most of the world they are quite well off. Even the homeless can get plenty of
food and shelter if they want it. I was homeless for a time, which is what woke me up out of my radical nonsense and stupidity. I could get four hot
meals a day. Bags of food every day. Free bus passes for transport and sleep in a bed every night. Do you suppose it's like that in much of the rest
of the world? There was help everywhere I looked. The permanent Homeless were that way of their own choice.
What planted all this hate in your heart that is blinding you to the possibilities?
I'd say the US discriminates in favor of motivated, educated, hard working people. I'm not sure I see that as bad.
Yes we have problems, but nearly as bad as much of the rest of the world. I don't pay attention to angry people who blame their own bad experiences
on others, when their failures are clearly their own. Yes the game is rigged. It's rigged to benefit people who are motivated and to allow those who
are a waste of time to survive by living off others work and the fruit of their work. You contribute to the system it rewards you. You sit around
whining and not trying, while blaming your problems on everything but you, you fail miserably. It's easy to understand really.
We go through cycles of times like this, but we endure and come out better in the end. The complainers and non-participants always loose, but then
that is their choice.