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Originally posted by LightSpeedDriver
Number three. Why is an "older" person, but still doing a regular job, the enemy?
In a series of nine experiments, researchers found that money enhanced people's motivation to achieve their own goals and degraded their behavior toward others. The concept of money, they suggest, makes a person feel more self-sufficient and thus more apt to stand alone.
The scientists said the study had nothing to do with making a person feel wealthy. When real or fake money, or even a photo of cash, was placed in sight of participants, they became selfish.
Originally posted by jonnywhite
reply to post by ANOK
YOu sound like somebody who just had a bad turn of events while playing Entropia Universe.
Originally posted by ANOK
reply to post by s12345
When you are young they fill you with the myth that the future is in your hands and everything is possible. Just work hard to make someone else profit and you will be 'successful'.
It is all complete BS. Reality is, unless you are lucky enough to be born into capital, you will spend your life competing with everyone else in order to get by. You will attempt to live beyond your means, because the consumerist system is constantly creating desire. You will spend your life making profit for someone else. Even if you open your own business. Capitalism only really works for those at the very top of the pyramid scheme.
Originally posted by libertytoall
Really? I started a lawn company 12 years ago. it began with one van and a dream. Today the company has 14 trucks and services about 300 properties a day. I wasn't born into money, I don't have a silver spoon in my mouth. The thing many people forget is how hard your have to WORK in order to be successful. You can't wait for things to happen for you it takes incredible work ethic, tenacity, and a failure to ever quit. It takes working 80 hours a week. Especially in the beginning in order to build a business. Not many people have that work ethic which is why not many people are successful in starting their own business. The same people that sit around complaining about lack of opportunity and how they aren't getting their fair share in salary(big shots) are the same people most likely running out the door at 5:00 oclock to go party. Success doesn't work that way. Do at least 10-20% more than the next guy and watch how fast you can achieve greater success.