We embrace the future along with all that comes with it. All the ups and the downs,sometimes more downs than ups. That is reality, a reality a lot of us young supposedly educated people tend to ignore. We ignore its unpredictability and the fact that our education may not be as prestige as we view it. The problem is we have lost the true essence and the power of an education. It’s not to say, here you have a degree now go get a job. Its you being given knowledge that could potentially help you conquer the world depending on how you use it. I like this one book, i forget who the author is, entitled the richest man in babylon, one line in particular comes to mind, if you have the mentality of a slave you will become a slave. If you have the mentality of a worker, regardless of whether you are a “respected” professional or not, you will essentially become a slave. Our thoughts manifest in our reality. Success, true economic independence sort of success is a very very hard thing to attain, you can be rich but not truly successful or wealthy. As hard as it is, i believe it begins with a choice, a change in ones mindset. Maybe i put too much value on the materialistic, but what else is there worth some value which you can attain in life? I understand that money isn’t everything, but i also understand its importance and power. The operative word being “power” don’t we all want power,don’t we all want control. But i digress.
Problem is our education system makes us very narrow minded, we only are taught to see things from one perspective. In reality the world isn’t presented in one perspective, its presented in ever changing pictures so to say and you know the saying a picture speaks a thousand words, our narrow minded is not programmed to interpret th picture with an entirely open mind and to understand why the picture’s presentation is so subjective and how we can use that to our advantage. Instead we opt to take it solely from the view we have all been taught to see it from.
A practical example is the halo effect you see a good looking girl/guy and you immediately attach a lot of positive characteristics to that perso. You assume that the outside beauty permiates from the inside. You do not see his/her mental scars, aggressive body language which could be a result of rough experiences he/she has encountered, her/his self esteem issues which manifest themselves in the way he/she dresses or puts too much emphasis on his/her appearance.
You do not see a lot of things, because you’ve only been trained to look at things from a particular perspective. Doesn’t the same ring true with wealth creation, we are so busy vying to chase the biggest law firm, pay check, we do not consider the potential of say for example working in a small firm which would allow you to be more hands on and gain a lot more experience and you have better chances of making partner. We do not consider other career routes, such as banking, investment managing, stock brocking, insurance, the list is endless. Hell forget a career, we don’t see the potential of pursuing entreprenuerial goals, using that knowledge you gained to create employment and wealth not just for yourself but for your community, who will in turn reward you with more money, as they have more free capital to buy your goods/services
But don’t take my word for it, i am no expert, i am not successful yet and may never be (i use this doubt to fuel myself to prove that last statement wrong), i am but a blogger