I think about how people make money a lot. Ive held various positions from the office to yard work. Its essential for people to get the full scope of the work force so they know what its like. A great indicator on how someone is behind the scenes is they will treat a waiter. Service workers should be treated with kindness and the utmost respect and the only people who would do differently would be someone who hasn’t worked a service job a day in their life. These are generally people you want to avoid or at least not let close to yourself.
Our entire society reward structure is inverted. The people who work the hardest get paid the least and the people who sit in an office pretending to do work for 8 hours get paid the most. We went from a hardworking blue collar middle class to a smaller white collar middle class. This process was sped up by the advocation of going to college to go into massive amounts of debt so you didn’t work a hard job. This made IQ more important than the sweat on your brow. In my experience blue collar workers are better people all around. More family oriented, funny and understanding. College graduates have some weird entitlement because they got a piece of paper. Its not that hard to do especially with the current education system.
If we didn’t have a system that promoted over extending yourself and living beyond your means the US would look like it did half a century ago. Most things people buy are utterly useless in the grand scheme of things and services like financial advising should be taught in public schooling at a base level or self taught by reading a couple books. All people have is free time or binge watching Netflix wouldn’t be a thing. Consumerism is the American dream and content creation is key. YouTube and Tik Tok starts are new money. People who learn how to make videos, write blog posts and speak into a mic will be tomorrows leaders. The parents that can teach their kids how to do this will succeed. Many people watch or read what I am doing while they are working and have had numerous people say they listen and watch the podcast to kill time. The book Bull Shit jobs really opened my eyes up to never working for someone again and got my wheels turning to get to the point I am at today. I don’t really have great writing skills, editing skills or generally creativity but I am above average because at least I taught myself how to do these things. Ive been told Im grinding but really Im just doing what I want. Ive been studying finance and checking, reading investment details for almost 7 years now it is basically baked into my day to day life and automated. Outside of assisting my clients my job is to make things like this to grab eyeballs and build a community. Only time will tell if I truly succeed in the aspect.