The American Nightmare: Why and How Society Treats Everyday People Unfairly
I have a strange set of beliefs. On the one hand, I firmly believe in the idea of pulling yourself up by the bootstraps. I have a Nietzschean sort of outlook on what humans can accomplish — I think you can be your own personal ubermensch. On the other hand, I look at society as a totally rigged game — a game that makes it difficult to pull yourself up by the bootstraps and tricks you into giving up your individual freedom for the sake of the collective, and by collective I mean a handful of powerful people that control it.
2020 just accelerated the way I knew things were going to ultimately play out. The people who do everything right, everyday people, were going to find themselves on the wrong side of the societal equation. The wealth gaps would increases. People who relied on and trusted the system wouldn’t get rewarded for it. In fact, they’d get punished. Soon, very soon, there will only be two categories — rich and poor. This is why I encourage you to try to get rich. Not because there’s virtue in it, but because the middle-class lifestyle is dangerous and risky. And the politicians aren’t going to fix it for you. Isn’t this clear by now? Let me spell out exactly how this process works so that you come to the same conclusion as I do — escape the rigged game at all costs.
I once wrote an article called The Illusion of Safety: Why You Should Always Choose to Go Big. Here’s an excerpt from that post:
Stop looking at making a lot of money, having multiple income streams, and having a platform to promote them all as a luxury. Having 10x of the resources you need is a necessity.
Some people say I talk too much about making money, worldly success, and come off with a bit of an elitist air. Some people have the misconception that I don’t understand the plight of the average person in society, that I don’t care, that I’m turning my nose down on these people. The truth is the opposite. I care deeply. I’ve simply lost all faith in the system’s desire to help us.