I was scrolling through Facebook and while searching for what people had to say about business, I came across this quote. What do you think of it?
“When the rich robs the poor, it’s called business. When the poor fight back, it’s called violence.”
Thankfully, it was not placed on Facebook by anyone I knew, but then I came across someone else with the same quote in his feed. I wonder who came up with it and I wonder why people are so happy to share it.
The GREAT thing about social media is that EVERYONE can see what you are saying. The BAD thing about social media is that EVERYONE can see what you are saying.
Maybe, the guys did not care that the only people who put these kind of quotes on their wall are poor and likely to remain poor for a long while yet. At least, it will be so until they have a change of mind.
Is there a part of you that agrees with the quote? Do you feel hard done by? Do you feel the rich are to blame for most of the evils in the world? Do you resent anyone that seems to have some money when you are struggling to eke out a minimal iving?
What if I said that YOU were to blame for your current situation in life? Would that cause you to get annoyed with me?
“What does she know? She has not walked a day in my shoes!”
That is true, I have not walked a day in your shoes and probably never will but I have definitely walked a lot of days in my shoes – and it has certainly not always been fun! I have reached the bottom of despair and wanted to give it all up. However, there was a flicker of hope within me that things could be different.
I hung on to any ounce of hope and instead of blaming others, chose to look in the mirror and work first on myself before casting blame everywhere else.
I have no doubt that some rich people are up to no good, but I am also equally certain that some poor people are up to ‘violence’.
I choose to focus on being the best me that I can be. I am the only one I can change. And on my way to discovering my full potential and power, I can help others more effectively than sitting around creating or agreeing with pithy, pointless statements that reinforce the victim mentality where everyone else is always to blame for any misfortune of the ‘victim’.
Will you join me in discovering your full potential?
I look forward to it!