I am writing this because I see so many responsible people caught up in what I can only refer to as a money trap. Now I am talking to, and referring to THE responsible people out there. The ones who do the best they can to pay their bills whether successfully or not. The ones who have to take a second or even third job just to support their loved ones and the ones that despite their own personal drive and desire just never seem to keep their head above water when it comes to money.
Let me tell you something about why you are in this situation, it is not your fault or some anonymous entity out there. It is actually because for decades; generations upon generations 'the ordinary people' have been raised with certain ideas about how they look at money. Concepts, or as I would call them 'limitations' that are placed in their heads, perhaps your head from the time you were in the crib to the time you will see your final days.
If you were raised in an organized religious environment or one remotely influenced by one, you were taught that heaven or enlightenment is easier to attain if your personal wealth is of humble stature. You were constantly reminded that money is the root of all evil and that accumulation of money beyond basic savings is a terrible thing. Modern day society remotely based on this antediluvian axiom further hammers this idea into you and your children by glorifying ghetto culture and glamorizing being tough by living on the streets both of which cannot be boasted about or taken pride in, if you had money in the first place. This is a way of keeping your mind your slave master. Chains no longer make slaves of otherwise free men and women, misinformation does. Then to top it off, there's the stigma that for the most part the only way for an ordinary person to accumulate or have access to massive amounts of money is that they must be doing something illegal, dangerous or immoral.
Now being raised with this philosophy concerning money you are then set loose on the world a moral, ethical person expected to take care of yourself, your loved ones and achieve success. However, what really happens is that you sell parts of yourself for as long as you live in a never ending battle to get the money you need to live. However, you have been subconsciously programmed from day one never to obtain enough to be a free individual. You will sell your time, a part of your life that you will never get back for a pittance. A person who has a single fulltime job will sell an average of 2,080 hours per year of their precious life in the servitude of another. That's 153,920 hours over the course of a human life. Others may sell a product, that not only involves their time but depending on what the product is, could be a part of their creativity, their intellect, their body or if desperate enough a part of their soul. If you are getting what you feel you are worth for this activity, are content with your life and are able to have the things you desire, then there is nothing wrong with this. Congratulations, you have done what only a very small percentage of people can do.
If on the other hand you cannot, then take solace in the fact that you are in the majority but you must recognize that if you are ever to be content and properly provide for yourself and loved ones you must reconsider how you look at money.
The current system is designed on having consumers (buyers) and a workforce (slaves) who will commit to having just enough money in the form of cash flow to obtain the things they need to sustain themselves for not more than 18 months. For most people though, most can only sustain themselves for not more than 30 days! This is the concept of living hand-to-mouth or the 'money goes in, money goes out' methodology. By ensuring this system keeps going, masses of people and their sons and daughters shall be forever stuck in the ghetto and foster a 21st century system of slavery based on debt, taxes, crime, social services and human servitude. Debt, taxes, crime, social services and human servitude are the perils of a single sided view of money.
Learn how to change your perception of money and you can change your life. Think about this carefully. Think about and consider the possibilities.
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