I like most of you, are attracted to business, finance and making more money. I’m an entrepreneur, it’s in my blood and It’s been years since I’ve actually worked a job. My first job was at Arby’s, I worked as a Barista at Starbucks and sales associate at retail stores. This was in my teens and early twenties. Then in my twenties I started the 1099 journey working for staffing agencies, production companies, brand ambassador work and side hustles all during college. After college I began my real estate career which was an easy transition because I do what I want when I want and my efforts determine how much money I make, the one key to success in a field like this is discipline. I am very disciplined when it comes to work.
I say that to say with everyone searching for ways to make more money how is it possible that some people don’t have to search at all. I’m from the midwest and It is very segregated as in many cities. It amazes me how there are people living exceptionally well on one side of the tracks when right across from them people are suffering and basically dying trying to make ends meet. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, they have a billion dollar mining business that extracts a metal that is used to make our cell phones. Apple and the iphone profit off the materials used to sell these $1000 phones and I’ve never seen or heard of $1 going towards the poverty stricken community. These people live in 15 sq ft housing, with their kitchen in the bedroom, children are being robbed of their childhood by working underage which is illegal but Apple, Dell and Hewlett Packard Ceo’s make fortunes off someone elses natural resources. Make that make sense.
I will post the link below to this book you all should read which talks about the beginning of time and how human’s work. I’ts in our DNA to survive and in order to do that someone has to suffer, at least that’s the way we have understood it to be for years, but I don’t believe that it has to be this way especially with all the new technologies available. On one hand you can say technology has changed things for the better by opening up a world of opportunities and on the other hand technology has created a narrative to influence the masses with fear, greed and luxuries. You must be able to use discerment and see the difference.
Next time you use your iphone think about how you can help someone by using technology, not for your benefit just to help human kind.
Reference: The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight by Thom Hartmann