”Salary is the drug they give you to make you forget your dreams.” Kevin O´Leary
To begin with, I ask the following questions: Do you agree with the previous sentence?
I know that from this question will arise a number of answers, some will support each other while others will be in total opposition, however, all in my opinion are valid, because it is simply an answer that responds to a particular reality of each of us as individuals. Well, I would like to state my position on this phrase, I would like that after you read me you can leave your impression about it. So let's start....
Some may know who Kevin O'Leary is, and some may not, but to make it simple I will say the following:
He is a Canadian investor, really a self-made millionaire, of great renown in the financial world, also with great impact in the media. He is a Canadian investor, really a self-made millionaire, of great renown in the financial world, also with great impact in the media.
To note, a few years ago he was totally against cryptocurrencies, going so far as to say publicly that "Bitcoin was worth no more than a bad Hamburger ", however, he has recently changed his mind, and admitted that he has 3% of his capital currently invested in cryptos...people have the right to change their minds..
So, let's get to the main point of the post:
Can a salary kill your dreams?
I have seen that many people who had big dreams have seen them truncated when they started to receive a salary, it seems that instead of looking for that dream they enter the daily struggle of wanting to "live quietly and safely" with a salary, then they start looking for a house, family, a car, etc.. And that's it, they forgot about their dreams, they simply entered into the normal and usual of every worker who receives a salary.
I want to clarify that I am not criticizing the fact that they have a family and everything else, but Where are their dreams?, because if his dream was to achieve what I have mentioned above, good for him, but, if not, I think that at some point in his life, looking back he will ask himself What happened to what I wanted to achieve? Why didn't I do it?...And that is where the point I would like to highlight lies.
And it is likely that getting a job with a "job security granted by a salary " has caused you to put your dreams aside and move towards "the normal ", or probably they were just dreams that you did not put on paper as a plan of action and you simply did not achieve anything because nothing was clear... it is possible.
These are things that I often think about, I am not criticizing having a salary, I particularly have had one, and it has helped me a lot, but I am currently in another position both in my life and in terms of work, and I have dreams, goals, that I want to achieve, that simply do not go hand in hand with a salary, it is not something that interests me at all.
But I can understand that taking certain risks is not for everyone, I respect that, but I have always been looking to do many things, and little by little I have been achieving them. I am well on my way in some projects, personal goals, and simply thinking about working for a salary, I see how it would limit me categorically the achievement of my goals, so at this moment, I simply do not want that "drug called salary ". Of course, I also understand that I have no family responsibilities, only my personal ones, and that gives me some freedom to take some risks.
In view of all this that I have raised so far, I would like to know your opinion.
Thank you very much for reading me.
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