In “Are You Too Proud To Be Rich?” my goal was to challenge people’s beliefs that going to college, and getting a job as a cubicle dweller is the only way to make a good living.
My intent was to provide motivation, and perhaps a little hope to those without rich parents, fancy private school degrees, lucrative jobs, or connections that you can also do financially well through other avenues thanks to the internet’s democratization of all things. I saw with my own eyes how first generation immigrants used their ingenuity to make a lot more money than the median household income while at Uber.
Now imagine if English was your first language, you went to private school, have rich parents, and are currently working at a well-paying job. You’ve got all the advantages in the world to break free if you don’t like what you are doing. But you can’t, or you won’t, because you’ve been conditioned into thinking that a salary job is the only way to go.
Understandably, if you see someone with less of a pedigree than you making more and going after their dreams, you get pissed off. How can this be?! Instead of nitpicking at every single detail to prove there’s no way others can live a better life when they are, why not open your mind and learn from them?