“Let’s face it, most people judge how well they have done by comparing themselves to their peers, and if one of their peers has become a multi-millionaire and could retire young and rich, then they will question their own life choices.
It is ironic that so many people say they want to be rich, yet put down almost everyone who tries, and often they put down those who succeed.
There is an irrational hatred of the rich and it is born out of spite. Terms like ‘filthy rich’ and ‘born with a silver spoon in the mouth’ are not compliments. You can worry about that when you are rich, but for now, you need to worry about all those people who want to stop you from becoming rich.”
“For anyone who thinks their friends and family will support them no matter what their goal is, tell them you plan to open a restaurant. They will tell you more than 90% of new restaurants fail within one minute. They will never say, ‘a lot dumber people than you have opened great restaurants, so go for it.’
Ever notice that almost everyone knows that stat yet can’t quote current money market returns? Our schools teach people how to work within business, but never how to start a business. Is it better to teach your kids how to change oil in the car or how to write an ad to bring in business? It is almost as if we have all been trained to accept capitalism, but only as part of the workforce.
Anyway, it is vital that you never let the bastards get you down, and in this case, the bastards are almost everyone you meet.”
-Bond Halbert, The Boron Letters
Words to live by.
The moral of this short excerpt is that there will always be naysayers if you are doing something “unorthodox”. Don’t let them get you down.
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