Sunday, November 27, 2011
How To Become Rich
Being an ambitious person, it has been my pre-occupation to read the lives of many famous businessmen. I also listened intently to speeches of rich people whenever there is an opportunity. From them, I could say that following are the means by which these rich people achieved their wealthy position:
6. Political Connection
When I mentioned the above reasons to a Chinese friend, he just shrugged his shoulders and said that there is only one reason why some people become rich, they are lucky. He went on to say that he knew many hardworking, thrifty, intelligent, and educated people but they are just ordinary, not very wealthy.
He challenged me to think of the farmers and professors. He claimed his driver is intelligent and his maid is very hardworking yet they are both poor. He also told me of a professor who is highly educated yet he could not afford to buy a car for himself.
For this Chinese friend, a person who become rich due to inheritance, talent, or political connection is just plain lucky. It is his destiny. And for those rich businessmen, luck is on their side. They have been at the right place at the right time. They also attract the right people to help them.
When I told him that I witnessed some rich businessmen who are very hardworking, he said that hardwork is secondary. The thing is no matter how hard you work, you will not get rich unless lady luck is on your side.
Does this Chinese friend of mine make sense? I still take his words with a grain of salt. What about you?
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