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A generation of Dell Boys and would be Entrepreneurs

Updated on February 12, 2013

Why have we become a generation that is always looking for the easy way out?

Money is the biggest greed in the world today but at the same time the one thing that has ruined it and continues to do so. We all blame the banks for getting the world into this mess but if we really sit down and think about it for a minute, what if it was you or me working in the bank and we had the opportunity to make a lot of money by taking risks, would we do it??? Of course we would, we all know money makes the world go round, those that have an abundance of it have an easier life than those without.

The saying is that money can't make you happy, who says that??? The people that don't have it but are secretly wishing they had more. Don't get me wrong I understand there are people out there that are happy with what they have got, I for one am one of those people but ask them would they like a million pound and they will say hell yes.

Apologises, I am veering away a wee bit from the topic. A lot of the people in the world think there is a quick buck to be made and that is partially down to the Internet, before the Internet arrived most people that made mountains of money were either very hard working, got it handed down in a will or were very very lucky. Apart from the lucky ones who won the lottery the others would have had to work for it, if not themselves personally then their fore fathers worked hard to make sure they got it.

I suppose you could say this generation of "easy money" started with the Lottery, buy a ticket for £1 and become a millionaire overnight. Amazing as the lottery is, and the wonderful things it does, it still lacks a sense of earning it. In a weird way it is a bit like tax, the nation pays their tax, it goes to the government and then the government decides who should get more back... So therefore the layabouts that have never worked a day in their lives have "won the lottery" but they never bought a ticklet. It never ends up being the person who puts the most in or works the hardest, simply the ones who can find a way to get the most out of it, more often than not by being dishonest.

With the economic times the way they are it ends up being the person who works that looses his/her job and in turn looses all their possessions. All the while the dishonest people that he/she propped up by paying their taxes is at home comfortable with no worries because they know that no matter what happens they will still get everything paid for by the worker who has yet to lose their job. Were the guy that has just lost his job is getting everything he ever worked for taken off him.

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      Anthony Binks 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Your right, it reminds me of tv show I once saw, were this person advertised an item for sale at 1p, got thousands of cheques for 1p but then posted a letter back to say "due to high demand we are out fo stock" he found nearly all the people who posted in their cheque didn't want a refund. Scam.

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      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      There are so many get rich quick schemes on the web. Unfortunately many people fall prey to them.