In our current society, many people being a wage slave, in other words and employee is popular. All people know about money is what that they need it to obtain tools of basic survival. Not many people venture to really master money or even learn about how it works. Many get stuck settling for mediocre jobs and mundane, stressful lives. Why? Because they’re barely making enough and a tiny bit more. Just enough to keep them entertained and keep them in the rat race. The biggest misfortune is that this isn’t anyone’s fault. Our social system is designed to breed slaves. All people learn in school is how to answer to someone else and become obedient employees in the future.
Now a job isn’t completely useless. In the words of Robert Kiyosaki, “employment is a short term solution to a long term problem”. In other words, working a job should be a temporary means for a higher end, it should not be the “end” goal. I’m going to give five good reasons to never get a real job. By real job, I mean career.
- A career is like a hamster wheel. You never get anywhere. It’s an ongoing loop of depression
- Time is the most important thing. Exchanging time for money is not an ideal trade
- Having a job means working for money instead of having money work for you
- The more money a wage slave makes, the more debt they’re in
- The working class pays the highest rate of taxes compared to any other group of people
- Being an employee means never being rich
- The average person goes through four careers in their lifetime. That’s because repetition is insanity….
- Doing the same thing over and over again everyday is mind numbing
- Those who have real jobs are following the current, popular value system. the “latest trend”
5 Reasons to Never get a Real Job
“I’m a free soul who hates paying attention to things I am not interested in. Consequently, I have rarely been comfortable in the role of ’employee.'”
– Steve Solomon
Time is more Important than Money
This is probably the most important point about never getting a real job. There are many different systems of trade for money. Some people trade services for money, such as barbers and mechanics. Others trade goods, such as food, books, clothing, entertainment, etc. Then there are those who even trade money for money (stock market, futures, currency, etc). Of all things to change, why choose to give up something so precious for money? Why not exchange a good or service? Many don’t know how. The American society follows a strong value system that upholds the wage slave.
60% of Europe is self employed. What happened to us? Our educational systems weren’t designed to teach people how to make money, they were put in place to train us to become employees to work for those who make money. The company owners use the employees time to make them their money. All they’re doing is sharing a cut. Think about it. You open a clothing store and make 100 a day profit. If you pay someone to work for you 80 a day, they’re making more money than you. The problem here is that you’re making money out of nothing, while they’re working for it. Even though you’re making less, you’re in a win-win situation. You have the cake and eating it too! Now you have both time and money. You’re making money while you’re sleeping!!!
A Wage Slave will Never get Rich
Being rich is a mindset. Those who value traditional labor and the workforce jail themselves from making any financial progress. The value system has a few principles too. Employees spend more money when they start making more money. Why? Well, let’s look at it this way. If a cashier at Burger King makes $8 an hour and the manager makes $80 an hour, who has more money? It may seem like the manager will, but do they live in the same means? No. The manager has a bigger house, more expensive cars, takes more expensive vacations and eats more expensive food. The cashier probably shares an apartment with roommates while the manager is mortgaging a house. After it’s all set and done, the manager, who makes more money will be in more debt, therefore having an even lower net value than the cashier. They probably both have the same pocket change at the end of the day when you compare lifestyle, expenses and debt.
Okay, let’s say the manager wants to hold onto more money than the cashier. If the manager gets an apartment with a room mate and lives in the same means as the cashier, he/she will have more pocket change. What’s the point? Why not be a cashier if you’re going to live under the same circumstances. It’s a lose-lose situation. Wage slaves who make more money than other wage slaves just spend more money on things. That’s the only difference.
“A citizen who gives his labor for money degrades himself to the rank of slaves” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Working for Someone Else
This is why I personally hate working and would never get a real job. Your destiny is in the hand of someone else. There are a lot of assholes out there that don’t understand how a business works. Of course they don’t because they’re just wage slaves who think their shi’t don’t stink. Every employee in a business is there to keep it running. Each type of employee has a different responsibility.
Some have more responsibilities than others and get paid more. Most managers and presidents think those who are lower on the food chain than they are work for them. WRONG. They work WITH them. If I was the manager of Wendy’s, I’m in charge of hiring employees to run the register, clean, etc. They’re not working for me, they’re working for Wendy’s. If I don’t get employees, I am responsible for all those tasks myself. This means I depend on the cashiers and cleaners just as much as they depend on me. Most people in the workforce don’t get that…..
There’s no telling what trouble can happen in the workplace. Sometimes the job is great, but you can’t stand the people there. Sometimes it’s the other way around. Sometimes people even may get laid off. If someone doesn’t like your shoes, you can get fired. What if you become Ill for a while? There are too many variables that can put your financial future in jeopardy. People who have youtube channels don’t have to worry about getting fired. If they’re ever sick, their videos still generate income. It doesn’t matter if no one likes their shoes either. They don’t have to hang around losers. They can hang out people they want to hang out with. Why? Because they aren’t wage slaves, they have time to o get drunk and come back to a bigger bank account.
Mental Health & Creativity
Doing the same thing over and over kills creativity. Many people like to sculpt, paint or even design technology. Most of the famous painters and inventors were not full time employees. In fact, they were usually poor and dedicated, not lazy and loungy. Many people have hobbies and interests, yet restrict their time to slaving for money. Of course money is necessary, it’s vital, but so is life. To be blunt, being an employee saps the vigor of the mind. The once creative, enthusiastic individual, now just want to watch TV until it’s time to go to bed. When the weekend comes, it’s drinking, partying and staying up late. After all that is over, it’s time to go back to Hell again.
This is very taxing on the mind. Full time, career employees suffer from stress related illnesses and premature aging. Mental exhaustion is no joke. A little research can actually save your life!
Working for money means exactly that. You’re a slave to your wages and your boss is money. Financial freedom means money is working for you instead. Investors and business owners make decisions with money to make more money. Their income also doesn’t depend on them. Businesses are separate entities that can be run by others, instead of the owner (in most cases). When your passive income can cover your obligated expenses and leave money for you to live comfortably, you’re now financially free. A full time job leaves no room to explore other sources of income. Getting fired, becoming sick or injured will put an employee’s lifestyle in jeopardy. To some degree, those who are self-employed suffer from the same thing except they have room to expand by hiring people to take on their tasks.
It’s unfortunate that so many people are not educated about money. Money is the lifeblood of our society, yet so many people settle for mediocrity when it comes to the subject. Joe blow down the block is the last person any of us should be going to for financially advice. Unfortunately we tend to listen to those we are emotionally attached to such as, parents, significant others, friends, etc, without reference. For more great references on making money and escaping the rat race, I recommend The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss and Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki.