You Will Never Become Rich and Here's Why.

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If you are reading this, you are lucky because you are among the 50% of the people in the world who have access to the internet. In fact, if you can afford the internet, you are probably richer more than most of the world's population. 

Wealth has always been distributed unequally for one reason or another but today the gap between the rich and the poor is absolutely mind-blowing. The top 8 richest men are as wealthy as half of the world's population. 

In other words, 8 people have equally the same wealth as 3 billion people combined! Of course, these people are rich for different reasons, some of them are simply lucky because they were born in certain families, but most of them have hustled to get to the position that they are in today. 

But what are the chances you will become that rich, maybe not a billionaire but at least a millionaire, well you perfectly know the answer (very low). 

Definitely, it mainly depends on you but whether you realized that or not, the world around you is designed in such a way that it constantly pushes you to stay poor. 

I am not here trying to sell you a conspiracy theory, that behind the scenes there are a small group of super-powerful people who control every single thing that's happening in the world and they are keeping you poor. That's not the point. The whole problem is in the way our society is designed. 

To be more precise, it's about our educational system. I am not only talking about the college but the primary school as well. In the entire period of time that we spend in school and college, we are trained to be productive skilled workers. Because that's the kind of people that companies are looking for. 

And that's where the problem lies in, the job of the educational system is to produce employees and not entrepreneurs, people who will work for another company and not create a new company. 

In fact, that's why schools and colleges were created in the first place. During the industrial revolution, in the 18th and 19th centuries, technology improved like never before and factories started emerging. But most people could not do the factory jobs since more than 80% of the pupation at that time were farmers, so people needed to be trained in order to be able to do the jobs that these factories were offering, and that's how the modern educational system began. 

Over time, the system has been improved, elementary school became compulsory, and so on, but the main concept is still the same, to produce workers who can do the jobs that companies are offering! 

This is not entirely bad, you can have a pretty good life as an employee. You can even earn, hundred, or even 200 or 300 thousand dollars as a doctor, lawyer, or engineer but your income will always depend on your employer and you won't even be financially free because the moment you lose that job, you lose everything! 

My point here isn’t about convincing you that school and college are absolutely useless, that's not true, school is the place we learn how to read and write in the first place. 

But the problem is that when considering everything, it's clear that the school and college are not there to teach you the leadership skills that will help you to become a business owner. 

This system drives you into the cycle that keeps you poor forever. Just think about it; once you are done with basic school, you can’t achieve anything in life unless you get a college degree, but to get that, you need to take a loan and spend 3 to 4 years learning how to work for someone else in order to pay back your debt. 

But once you are out of college, you now want a house and a car, of course, you can't afford that because you haven’t even paid your student loan, but thankfully we have banks who are generous enough to help us. They are ready to give us more loans but we need a sustainable source of income to ensure the banks that they will get their money back, in other words, we need to get a job. 

And that's the trap, now you can't simply leave that job, because how else you will be paying your student loan, mortgage, and car payments. Of course, you are not forced to do any of these, but in school, your mindset is shaped to believe you must go to college and there you are taught to always depends on a job.

It all winds down to a vicious of living on credit and working a job for 40 years of your life only to retire at 65 when you’re old and tired.

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Jack is a freelance writer and editor who loves to inspire others with his words and also share interesting stories to the world.

New York City, NY

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