One of the biggest issues that’s constantly raised in our society, is why there’s so much wealth inequality in this world. What’s questioned are its roots, and why it happens. There are some who end up poor and desolate, while others just sit in the sun waiting for the money train to roll in.
When it comes to generating and maintaining wealth, what needs to be understood are its known origins and unknown elements.
Our lives can be similar to a game of poker, where fortune can switch on a turn of a card.
The gamble that is wealth acquisition when compared to poker, what you’re dealt are random cards directed by fate. A shuffle of the deck.
At times, you’re dealt a strong hand, increasing the odds of winning that round. But more often, mediocre cards are distributed where there’s some work to do .
In most cases, what we do is fold the hand, and wait and hope for a better set of cards next time.
For average cards anything can happen, which depends on how you and others play the round. You can bluff or lady luck might shine on you.
So you win some and you lose some. The probabilities of getting a weak hand, an average hand, or a winning hand usually evens out over time in the long run.
Every hand is also statistically independent of each other, since luck or momentum technically doesn’t carry over.
Those Who Are Fortunate
When we are born, there are some who are immediately dealt with extremely strong hands right from the beginning. They’re born with a superior gene set.
This predisposes them with superior traits, which increases their odds of being successful in life.
These traits could include good looks, high energy, intelligence, self discipline, resiliency, a cheerful disposition, composure, creativity, athletically gifted, etc.
They’re born to parents who has the economical resources, and an interest and intent to raise their children to give them the best chance to succeed in life.
The parents are also committed to help and nurture them, push them to reach their highest potential.
These children are born and raised in highly affluent neighborhoods, as they’re sheltered in safety.
They’re fed good food, taught proper morals, and kept away from crime and its elements.
Their educators at school, are also competent and caring, which allows the children to acquire the precise education.
They are taught the most accurate knowledge, rationally and creatively, which tailors to the specific aptitude of the child.
They then enter the workforce, into an economy where they’re qualified to pursue any career choice or athletic pursuit of their choosing. They’re placed on the fast track to success.
They then make an excellent living as an executive, this for themselves and their offspring, as the cycle continues.
Then There Are The Not So Fortunate
The majority of the population however aren’t as lucky. They’re born and dealt inferior genetic hands, which results in they usually having lower self-esteem.
Their personality traits are impulsive and lethargic, which as a result suffers from attention deficit disorder. They lack imagination or ambition.
Their birth was perhaps not planned by their parents, and as a result are at times abandoned, as the proper nurturing isn’t there.
Their immediate living conditions are often scarce and corrupt, the neighborhood dangerous, where crime is common and rampant.
The goal of their teachers, is for them to survive another day themselves. To get through their day without any type of violence occurring.
The information that’s taught by them, is usually outdated and at times inaccurate.
What they adhere to, is parochial narrow minded thinking, instead of creative thinking, that they should be encouraging.
Employment opportunities in the geographic area are depraved and bankrupt. Just a small minority lives in opulence, while the rest lives in poverty.
The people living there, cling on to superstition, conspiracy theories, and believe they’re cursed.
That the current god they believe in, isn’t serving them, this in the attempts to make any sense of their misery.
The Roll Of The Dice
In life, what we’re often dealt with, is a number of factors that are out of our control, not of our choosing, and completely out of our hands.
We don’t choose the genes we’re born with, the parents who gave birth to us, our ethnicity, or to be male or female.
What we don’t choose is the neighborhood or the country we’re born into, or the particular configuration of government and their political regulations.
We have no choice in the era we’re born into, or the natural resources that are available.
So life can be similar to poker. The only difference being, the events that occurs in our lives, aren’t always statistically independent from one other, as they may be in poker.
The only difference being, the hand we’re dealt with when we were born, whether weak, strong or average, can be altered.
This by we having the sheer willpower of changing our circumstances, for better or worse.
We Always Have A Choice
Some will claim the cards are stacked up against them. Some claim, they don’t have a choice in life. Their only option is to accept the fate that was dealt to them, which is the easy and lazy way out.
But know we all have a choice in our lives. We have the right to protect ourselves, to stand up for our welfare as individuals.
It’s up to you to live the best life you can, to always get better. How you choose to live your life, is strictly on you.
If you happen to live an extremely hectic stressful life, then that’s on you as well, because you choose to be busy.
There’s no one, who can or should force any type of life on you that you don’t want, or are uncomfortable with. Every choice, has its own cause and effect.
Taking Control Of Your Life
Living life at times can become difficult and challenging. Knowing what works for you in your life, doesn’t mean it’s broken.
It may however take a while for you to figure things out and adjust to, as it’s a work in progress.
You may at times attempt to follow the direction of others, what the crowd is doing, but eventually as you grow older, you learn to follow your own wisdom.
There are those times however, when your internal directional system may throw you off course.
You can also be tempted or be lured away from where you want or need to be, as you get distracted by the “shiny object syndrome.”
Often, this distress call comes from those with good intentions, who may want to help you, or are looking out for you.
So direct the way you want your life to go as you’re in charge. Do the right thing, do things your way. Never comply or fall victim, to the cards life has dealt you.