The constant volume of money you must bring in, earn, labor for, just to get by on the basics, can become overwhelming sometimes
You can never stop, the volume of money you must constantly bring in to barely make it, the volume of money you must labor for, it just never stops.
The idea that hard work alone gets you ahead is just a myth.
You get older, body volume of money you bring in and generate never stops, you get tired, volume of money you need to make it never stops.
There's no moral lesson to this, sooner or later something gives, either your body gives, or you get fortunate and win lottery, inherit money, or through smart working, proper career planning, you put self on path where earning money becomes easier and increases in volume.
State, Federal, county workers, at least have pensions, retirement money, don't have to live out old age under a bridge.
Probably not good to talk about this on a Monday, when moral seems to already not be the highest.
Oh well...time to get on with it, the day that is.
Would love to have job, career, don't feel like I have to run away from at end of shift
Physical labor type jobs are only fun when young, still in high school, rebelling, working construction just to prove you can make it on your own...but as you age, those same types of jobs become your achilis heal.
Raw physical labor is the least productive way to earn money these days...
I take that back, raw physical labor, your own, is the least productive way to accumulate wealth in 2016.
You will only always earn just enough to get buy until something major occurs in life, then will have to borrow or loose everything and start over.
(in very frustrated mood right now, hate all that is commercial, hate all adds, that interfere with writing, trying to code key words to create add just for you, such stuff makes me want to barf, people dying, dealing with real life issues, and marketers could give a shit, intrude in your personal life, just to sell you sh_t.)
Writing mood has ended...just don't feel like the slimy world of internet sh-t today.)
Last Edit: Jul 28, 2016 17:07:47 GMT -5 by X factor
After a while there are no more lessons to learn, and are simply left with the cold hard realities of life.
I like the above post, in that indeed, after a while, there are no more lessons to learn in life, and in the end are simply left with the cold hard realities of the working class poor.
Work, has nothing to do with wealth.
You can go from poor to wealthy, yes, but you need a plan, and money.
Without money, capitol investment, your plan goes no where, and you simply age while working and remaining near broke all the time.
There are plenty of hard working people all over the planet, who's work never elevates them to higher fiscal status.
Is why many migrate to U.S., where they hope, assume, their labor yields them more fiscal capitol.
For those already here, rent goes up, food prices go up, everything goes up accept pay, as people at the top shim more and more.
Those who labor the least, earn the most
Now that's a reality for you to think about.
The more you physically labor, the less you will earn, and that's the fact jack.
One example of that is city administrators, they earn 6 figures, yet burn the fewest calories throughout the day.
But the guys/gals, out on the streets laboring the most, for the city, earn the least.
And they still break the law by misappropriating funds, fraud, and other.
Life sucks, in that everything you earn is sucked right back out of you in mandated bills, fixed bills.
It's like communism in reverse, in that in communism, the money is taken from you up front, where as being in the working poor class in a capitalistic system (outdated term) you're given your money up front, but it's soon taken from you afterwards.
Poor is poor, whether in China or U.S. or Nicuragua, or Indonesia, poor is poor, and the net results are the same.
The only people who prosper, doing good economic times, are those who do not earn a set hourly wage
Wage earners, hourly wage earners, don't prosper doing economic booms, other than working longer hours thus getting over time, possibly.
People who prosper don't earn a hourly wage...types of people who prosper are
2. Sales, commission based, Securities, auto, housing ect...there's no cap on what a good sales person can earn.
3. Athletes who earn millions do to pre negotiated contracts, regardless of performance.
4. Agents in all career fields, from entertainment, sports, transportation ect...Agents prosper doing good times.
5. Talented people who can sell their talent
a. Musicians b. Athletes c. Rappers (rare but those who do make it prosper) d. Actors and so forth
6. Authors of books
7. Business owners
8. Criminal underworld
9. Professions that simply once in them, pay high salaries like Electrical engineers, some doctors, Computer scientist and so forth
10. Thieves and con artist.
11. Lobbyist in D.C.
12. Politicians, as once elected their value goes way up.
And I could go on and own, but point is everyone prospers accept wage earners.
Sadly if one is an hourly wage earner, no matter how well economy doing around you, no matter how much capital tourism brings to area, no matter how well the Dow Jones market is doing, or investors, or stock market, if only earing set hourly wage, none of that prosperity or wealth falls your way.
Yep, sadly, hourly workers kind of cut out of prosperity thing, no matter who's in office.
Others may flourish, but still you'll only earn $400-$800 a week no matter what.
Wage earning is the least efficient way to build wealth these days, your body will wear out long before you get a decent return.
You'd have to live till the age of like 400 or 500 years old just to save enough for anything.
Wealthy people earn their money in bulk, not by the hour, and that's just the fact jack.
The Wealthy don't work any harder than hourly wage earners, they simply earn their money in bulk.
In Fact most wealthy people would drop dead of exhaustion if had to earn their money hourly, like say a roofer or cashier or Janitor.
In a weird spot right now, in that left last job, about to start a new one, just in the nick of time too, but received last pay check today, and don't have enough to cross bill threshold at end of month with what I have now, as such I'm 'frozen'.
I could pay rent right now, but that's it, a part of me wants to, just pay weeks early so at least I know I have place to live even though would be stressing over other stuff, other bills, automatic withdrawals and all.
Not looking forward to end of month, I suppose I have some flexibility on rent, either way going to take some hits at end of month, even now, unless sell some stuff, but hate selling stuff just to pay a few bills, then big check kicks in a week or to later, then always regret selling stuff had for years, just to get past moment.
As such, just in odd mood, happy to new job, but fiscally frozen, in that no income coming in at moment.
Credit card payments are going to get messed up to, may pay one or two, but that's it.
I'm in fiscal trouble, but only for a while, then things should get better again.
It's a really sickening feeling when you're working full time, giving it all you've got, and yet still can't pay all your bills.
If have less than $5000.00 in checking or savings, than by todays standards you're basically broke!!
I'm refereeing to working adult, or adults, who are on their own, and responsible for own bills.
If in high school, or college, and have 5 gran, than you're rich, but as a working adult, if all you have is 5 gran or less, you're basically broke.
And if ever get to the 'check to check' standard of living, than it's only a matter of time before Pac-Man gobbles you up.
Pac-Man, for the sake of this post, equals cold hearted reality of the cost of living, bills, auto payment, insurances, rent, mortgage, medical expenses, food, gas, cable, phone bill, storage and more.
If living check to check, than you're living on borrowed time, for only a matter of time before Pac-Man gobbles you, me, us, up.
And once gobbled up, and have to fight way out of belly of Pac-Man, it's even tougher for a while.
IF give up and say 'F it', than simply walk away from it all, but if refuse to fall, and fight, that can be tough, in that ego takes a hit, some weeks, do to owing so much, so many, one is just flat out broke, living off change while working full time.
While others gorge on lunch, you're dropping change into vending machine or eating a apple, while they gorge on Pizza...
When struggling economically, the stuff they talk about on TV, talk radio, just seems to distant and irrelevant.
Russia, Putin, N Korea, Hillary, all of it just seems so distant, when you're fighting just to not be evicted or to keep vehicle ect.
And while near broke, you're basically a slave to your employer, or new employer, until can build savings up again, for without money, you have no leverage.
When bills are do, you have to work, have to work on that Saturday, when really needed day off to recuperate.
Then turn on radio, talk radio, just to hear do nothing but blab all day, ultra rich talk radio hosts tell you that 'you don't pay fair share in taxes'....
Would they like to trade spots then?, I wonder...
If can't pay rent, where's this extra money for taxes suppose to come from?
I'd much rather be rich, wealthy, have excess income, and pay higher taxes than to be poor, struggling, and can't even pay light bill for the month.
Anyways, life is tough.
Man, his greed, has turned being alive into servitude.
I look at the birds, squirrels and other animals, they have the right idea.
Oh well, time for bed, this servant must get some rest before tomorrow commeth again and out in the fields again with whip on back.
No wonder people who labor hard, die early from health issues if don't take care of self.
I have to sometimes remind myself that I don't have to do none of this, work long days till exhaustion just to maintain some kind of 'self important status', that status I have of self, about self, in own mind means zero to others, OK..
I see 2017 will be a year of major changes for me, but right now stuck, trapped between a rock and hard place.
A slave, basically, trying to by their freedom back.
And in todays world, you buy your freedom back by having enough cash on hand to advance your own interests.
And right now, my interests are, to work for self again, and self only, cause self isn't such a bad boss.
No one else cares about self accept 'self', everyone else thinks 'self' is a punk, dumb, stupid, or only to be seen and used as blind labor.
It never stops until they take your life by working you to death, it never stops.
Like the ending of the movie 'I am Legend' with Will Smith, when the zombies just keep coming and coming, and he turns to lady and says 'They'll never stop'..
The world never stops trying to destroy you, you have to stop it yourself, if able, or the world will exploit you till your dead, and even after dead, the world, Government, legal systems, will move in upon your carcaus, and belongings like vultures...
And once gone they just run you over with pavement and build atop of your ashes and bones, once gone, you're forgotten and meaningless, if apart of the labor class.
In closing, life is hard for me right now, and it's when life is hard is when you churn out your best stuff, is when musicians make the best music.
Later, gotta go deal with some ugly reality right now, and for now.
Any one who tells you 'hard work', alone, makes you rich, thinks you're dense
Anyone who tells you that hard work, in and of itself, makes you rich and successful, is either dense or thinks you are.
I've stated it on here before, so again...
1. Hard work is not what makes you rich, high pay does, or high salary, or large commission or bonus, or being business savvy ect.
You can bag groceries for the rest of your life, be the best grocery bagger in store, and you'll never ever get rich from bagging groceries, no matter how hard you work at $9.00 an hour.
Just ask anyone living in a 3rd world country if working hard, or hard work, gets you rich
You can work hard in the fields all your life, be the best fruit picker, and see if it gets you rich...
Hard work, working hard, does not get you rich...what gets you rich, amongst other things, is when someone else sees value in 'you', and is willing to pay you more, or when someone else promotes you to higher paying position, or when you invent product, then have capitol to mass produce product and get rich from mass production and sales, or if job simply pays gobs of money, say professional athlete, actor/actress, ect, where you're paid millions do to sales.
But have to have talent, but that's a different vein of what I'm talking about, I'm talking about regular blue collar work, and this notion that if you work hard, some how you'll get rich, BS.
I see plenty of men/women, who have worked hard their whole lives, and still aren't rich.
You figure the rest out...I'm tired, been working hard all day.