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What a rocket ship. Y'all should buy some while you still can.


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Dodd wrote:BTC at $2640


What a rocket ship. Y'all should buy some while you still can.
"y'all should be rich to be more rich"

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As one said, the only way for the poor to get rich is to mostly be a genius or in the rarest of occasions, lucky. And given that the huge majority of poor people are born poor then chances of becoming a productive genius drastically decrease.

While the rich have all the possible ways you can think of to get richer.

Kind of a bummer when you think about it. The amount of hurdles and hiccups a poor person must endure to leave a decent life.

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Dodd wrote:BTC at $2640


What a rocket ship. Y'all should buy some while you still can.
I'm sitting on a good amount along with a couple of alt-coins. Patience is the key baby

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RIFA wrote:As one said, the only way for the poor to get rich is to mostly be a genius or in the rarest of occasions, lucky. And given that the huge majority of poor people are born poor then chances of becoming a productive genius drastically decrease.

While the rich have all the possible ways you can think of to get richer.

Kind of a bummer when you think about it. The amount of hurdles and hiccups a poor person must endure to leave a decent life.
I really have to disagree. While poor people do have a harder time finding well paying meaningful work, the internet has democratized education to the point where anyone can cultivate a very in demand skillset and have a well paying job in about a year if they put in the hardwork.

Codeacademy, freecodecamp, coursera, edx, treehouse, public library, etc

Soooo many amazing resources are out there for anyone to pull themselves up. I personally know a guy who came from a very poor household and is currently working a sixfigure software job debt free thanks to freecodecamp.

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Sysmatic wrote:
Dodd wrote:BTC at $2640


What a rocket ship. Y'all should buy some while you still can.
I'm sitting on a good amount along with a couple of alt-coins. Patience is the key baby
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Dodd wrote:I really have to disagree. While poor people do have a harder time finding well paying meaningful work, the internet has democratized education to the point where anyone can cultivate a very in demand skillset and have a well paying job in about a year if they put in the hardwork.

Codeacademy, freecodecamp, coursera, edx, treehouse, public library, etc

Soooo many amazing resources are out there for anyone to pull themselves up.
Dodd, you really are stuck in first world countries. Which is why I always find it fascinating when you talk about poor people since you're so disconnected with the reality.

Do you know how many poor people have access to the internet? How many poor people with internet in third world countries actually have the understanding of what internet can offer? And then how many of those have the ability to progress when there's like 20 other chains holding them back?

Even with internet, parenting and all that crap has a huge influence over your habits before you even hear of the word "internet". Chances are the poor guy will watch porn before reading the wikipedia. Simply because he'll find more comfort in escapism rather than self-education. Self-education, a thing that he needs to be able to either naturally understood or be taught. So it's not as easy as "you have internet so figure it out because this one guy did it". Especially when internet is still a luxury.
Dodd wrote:I personally know a guy who came from a very poor household and is currently working a sixfigure software job debt free thanks to freecodecamp.
The "I know a guy that did it" argument works when you're trying to show the potential of ambition and what can be achieved if you are purpose or goal-driven. Not really when you're talking about solutions. You don't build solutions around cases of "guys that did it". They are called exceptions for a very good reason. They're good to analyze and see what can be learned but that's about it.
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RIFA wrote:
Dodd wrote:I really have to disagree. While poor people do have a harder time finding well paying meaningful work, the internet has democratized education to the point where anyone can cultivate a very in demand skillset and have a well paying job in about a year if they put in the hardwork.

Codeacademy, freecodecamp, coursera, edx, treehouse, public library, etc

Soooo many amazing resources are out there for anyone to pull themselves up.
Dodd, you really are stuck in first world countries. Which is why I always find it fascinating when you talk about poor people since you're so disconnected with the reality.

Do you know how many poor people have access to the internet? How many poor people with internet in third world countries actually have the understanding of what internet can offer? And then how many of those have the ability to progress when there's like 20 other chains holding them back?

Even with internet, parenting and all that crap has a huge influence over your habits before you even hear of the word "internet". Chances are the poor guy will watch porn before reading the wikipedia. Simply because he'll find more comfort in escapism rather than self-education. Self-education, a thing that he needs to be able to either naturally understand or be taught. So it's not as easy as "you have internet so figure it out because this one guy did it". Especially when internet is still a luxury.
Dodd wrote:I personally know a guy who came from a very poor household and is currently working a sixfigure software job debt free thanks to freecodecamp.
The "I know a guy that did it" argument works when you're trying to show the potential of ambition and what can be achieved if you are purpose or goal-driven. Not really when you're talking about solutions. You don't build solutions around cases of "guys that did it". They are called exceptions for a very good reason. They're good to analyze and see what can be learned but that's about it.
Eye opening tbh. I apologize for my ignorance. I was really looking at things in terms of my own experiences and first world access to internet and a stable living environment.

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