The most interesting thing now is this: immediately after reading the title, 86% of people said: “Bullshit! Who you kidding with this crap? They are greedy fucks who would rather die than help me or the others.”
Now ask yourself (and be honest about it): in which group do you fall?
86% of moaning bitches who would rather watch TV and blame the others for their downfalls or 14% of those who really dig our society and the system we’re living in?
Answer of it is the answer to the ultimate question: Who are you?
Because there are only two types of people in this world: hunters and preys.
And what hunters do best? Cleaning in order to ensure survival!
Wolf, lion, cheetah, hyena and every other predator will closely monitor the herd of grazing animals (moveable feast) and pick the weakest among them.
While it does seem cruel, they in fact help the buffalos to survive by eliminating the weak genes and ensure the survival of the fittest. Healthier prey is, less likely it will extinct. And also, fitter is the prey, stronger and more powerful hunter has to be. It’s a causal relationship of the things; the primary physical constant.
Translated into our behavior, it goes like this: fitter and smarter are the people, more abundant the market is. Because the ultimate goal of every entrepreneur is to bring his solution to as much people as possible. And if you have undeveloped parts of your market, you won’t be able to make money on it.
What do you do in that situation?
You invest in their education and personal development. The smarter they get, the more money you’ll make. And even if you drill oil in Africa you would still want to be able to work with people who are well educated and great in what they do. Otherwise you have an armed hostile environment.
It may seem that we are digressing a bit, but it’s only an illusion.
Because being rich is being entrepreneurial. Being an entrepreneur is being able to solve the problem. And since you’re doing nothing more than solving problems every day, you develop a habit out of it so each time you hear about or run into a problem, you’re trying to solve it.
It becomes your nature.
Motivation for doing that is derived from these two situations explained before. You are either trying to expand your market or you are simply used to solve the problems and you’re doing it as a habit without any hidden agenda.
But why is that perception of rich people being selfish then?
Yes, your first association is money. You actually saw the bill. But that’s not how it works because you wont be helping anyone if you simply pump a few hundreds in a guy’s wallet.
You will help him if you teach him how to become more effective in life and that’s what most rich people do on a daily bases.
It’s a win-win situation because you helped someone to reach his potentials and that someone will most likely do the same for someone else since we have an innate habit to repeat what we’ve been taught to do. As a result, you’re expanding your influence, respect others have for you and ultimately making more money.
Again, it’s a causal relationship of things.
And since the bulk of the population won’t make an effort to see the bigger picture and to engage in the same actions, they are thinking of Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and every other successful man and woman on the planet as of someone selfish, bad, corrupted and greedy.
They are thinking like that because they never saw Gates giving money to someone while in the same time man had invested 3-times BDP of a small country in charities. It’s the sum of the money most people are having trouble even imagining, let alone to have it.
Don’t live in a false assumption: rich people are giving lots more than you think. They understand the necessity of charity work. They understand that in order to receive, one has to give and vice versa.
Who do you think helps more, the one who barely makes through the month due to his ignorance and lack of will or someone who’s making 6 figures daily?
If nothing else, just the amount of a single annual tax is more than most make in a lifetime. And those same taxes are making possible for you to enjoy the benefits of the modern civilization.
Give in order to receive but give smart. And please change your perception.