One friend earlier tagged me on her Facebook post saying, “They say money can’t buy you happiness, but being broke buys you nothing.” See the word ‘broke‘ right there?
Plenty of people have been saying almost the same context when it comes to money. I have seen a meme which says, “Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you pizza.” It’s funny and I doubt that you have not seen that. From the turn of events when it comes to the perception about money, in conclusion, they say that money is the root of all evil. On that note, I wondered: why curse or sour grape on something that [could] keep you alive?
I do not wish to imply that we should praise and/or worship money just to keep us off from the streets. Plus, it won’t make you any better than anyone else if you have more. BUT from what I have observed since I have stepped foot on my college years up to now, as an employee, it had been the blood of the economy and its people. And what makes one wealthier than another is because of it.
So, as student back then, I asked myself, why are there people who are wealthy and why are there people who are not? As I wander through time and learning, I have found an answer along the way.
Yet, I have to ask you one thing. Do you know any employee who is wealthy, one who does not need to work for full eight hours (or more), five days a week? If you do, then I’d like to hear your story. If not, well, let’s go further. Doctors, Information Technology specialists, managers, bankers, and what-have-you-got, have you encountered such who does not need to work at least a whole month without losing instead gaining money?
From what I had seen, I noticed who those people are. They are the people behind the ideas around the world which kept the consumers busy. They are the thinkers and innovators who solves the problem of, at least, one industry and make progressions in its existing state. They are the entrepreneurs or business men.
Hence, I have answered my personal question, too: why is MBA allowed for anyone to take who is in their graduate levels in any age? My personal answer: because anyone can be a business man in their chosen industry, whether you are an engineering graduate or whatever course you had taken in college.
But not everyone who is wealthy is rich.
I am not saying that anyone who is wealthy is rich. Being wealthy is just a part of being rich; being truly rich is someone who does not insanely measure almost everything with monetary value. If there’s one thing I learned from reading a business book, being truly rich is valuing the life and time you have that you traded your ideas and shared it with the population, instead of slaving yourself for money in a job. Making money out of it is the bonus. It may require more time at the beginning, but well, imagine what it can do for you in the long run. Just look at the wealthiest person you know, then you might get the idea of what I am relaying.
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