Easy money

. . . . . . . Money. Big money. It’s out there, waiting for you to grab it like an octupus.

. . . . . . . The problem is, everybody else wants to grab it, and it’s a limited supply. That means it takes real determination, talent, and effort to get it.

. . . . . . . We are at a time in history when The Computer is the source of most relatively easy-to-get wealth. From Bill Gates’s Microsoft to #1 in the world Steve Jobs’s Apple there has been no shortage of computer-sourced wealth in this world.

. . . . . . . People want an easy route to wealth. They want to plunk down a moderate amount of money and get great gobs of it returning on a carousel to plop back in their hands. But the world doesn’t work that way. Stock market genius Warren Buffett worked against the obvious every day. He said “be greedy when others are fearful, and fearful when others are greedy.” Why not follow the crowd? Because the market it what the crowd makes it.

Because the market is what the crowd makes it. The various stock markets are the sum reactions of thousands of actors betting with their actual money. This emotional component — from greed to fear — distorts the good thinking that an actor needs to resolve a situation in his favor.

. . . . . . . When Bill Gates cashed out (within reason), he made a bunch of Microsoft employees Microsoft millionaires. He rewarded them for their time and hard work. There should be a hallway on the Redmond campus with important leaders who drove the stock’s value and the company’s profitability. Steve Ballmer was the #1 Microsoft employee gifted with stock outside the two founders themselves. He’s an example of what to do to gain stock money: work for a successful up-and-rising, solidly profitable computer company that makes money and get the smart founder to lean on you heavily. It’s lonely up there in the clouds.

. . . . . . . This empty hunger for goods — symbolized by the dollar sign $$$ — has characterized North America for centuries. Its stock markets are among the richest in the world. Nobody loves a get-rich-quick scheme or a Horatio Alger story like a North American.

. . . . . . . The conclusion of this Cradle entry posits the question why are Americans and Canadians so driven by the broomstick of Stuff Acquisition on their butts driving them forward??

. . . . . . . I believe the reason entailed moving across an ocean. To restart one’s life was to innately express a character full of risk-taking elements. Nobody likes an empty wallet and the sight of dust motes in that leather billfold is profoundly aggravating, but there is a way out.

. . . . . . . Look at the stock market sign on the street — or the circulating stock market symbols (APPL $223.43) on the TV screen — for the divine inspired answer to your dreams.

One thought on “Easy money

  1. There’s, no easy way to get what we want in our lives, be it, fame, forutne, or, anything else, we all need to, work very hard, for what we desire out of life, and, sometimes, we still, don’t, get to have that, at the end.

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