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Making Money: Is It Programmed in The Genes? 'Money Doesn't Change You It Changes The People Around You.'
Making money: Is it naturally programmed in our Genes
Money makes the world go round; Money is the root of all evil, Money doesn’t change you, it changes the people around you.
There are so many sayings when it comes to money; it 's hard to know where to start. Money is one of the most emotive subjects on this planet, we all need it, but we have a love-hate relationship with it.
We aspire to be wealthy, but we despise the Rich, so what is it about money that can exert such power over our lives, after all, money is simply a tool, a necessary tool, but a tool none-the-less, an instrument used in the exchange of goods and services.
Thousands of years ago, our ancestors exchanged shells to barter for goods and services. But as they began to trade, conch shells evolved and were then replaced by precious metal and later by IOU’s such as coins and paper which were exchanged for precious metal.
What we aspire to, is not necessarily wealth Per Sa, but what it brings; for most of us, this means freedom, the freedom to choose, the freedom to realize dreams and to truly be the people we wish to be. However, for some, no amount of money will ever be enough, and these people will never be happy, unless they are forever chasing the next million.
“A million here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.” Everett Dirksen.
For some people, having money equates to having power and influence, the ability to purchase what you desire, whether it’s the best clothes, the best automobile or expensive foods. For some, it's the women/men of our dreams. They say money can't buy love, but it can be rented for a time.
But why do some people find it easy to make money, while others struggle all their lives, only to die penniless? Why do some highly educated people, only just manages to earn a living, while the real money eludes them. Some of the most famous money makers are barely educated.
Andrew Carnegie began his working life at the age of 13; the rest is history.
Cornelius Vanderbilt Quit School at 11years old (saying “if I had learned education, I would not have had time to learn anything else”)
Rockefeller started out as a wholesale grocer and went on to found Standard oil that held 90 percent of the market for refined oil at its peak. So why do some people succeed in making money and others do not. Is it:
1. Luck; being in the right place at the right time? Stumbling upon an idea that people are willing to pay money to possess.
2.An innate ability, able ]to recognise the opportunity when it presents itself.
3. Genetics; Some people are born with the ability to make money no matter what, and will always make money even if they should lose what they already have.
4. Motivation; Can we be motivated to create wealth? Some people come from a life of abject poverty, to accumulate outrageous amounts of money, but others with similar humble beginnings may not do so well.
5. Dogged determination; the inability to accept defeat, going for what you want, no matter what the cost.
6. Family Fortune; Are we more likely to make money if our family already have money.
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