Why is he Successful?
There are some very wealthy people in this country as well as some people who are poor and very poor. Why are the wealthy people wealthy? Why are the poor people poor?
There are lots of answers to those questions. Some of the wealthy are wealthy because their parents or their grandparents were so successful that they made enough money to pass on down to their descendants. Some of the wealthy are just plain lucky, they hit the lottery and made tons of money that way. Some of the wealthy are rap stars and athletes. Their gifts caused them to make a lot of money, and of they recognized their gifts, they also may have worked hard to maximize their income based on their gifts.
Why are the poor so poor? What did life and society do to them to prevent them from becoming wealthy? How did they get screwed out of opportunity and the chance to be wealthy? It can’t be their fault for being so poor, it’s unfair and must be fixed.
We all seem to blame the rich for being rich, but they mostly earned their wealth. Even the ones who inherited wealth, they managed to keep it intact and let it grow. Rich and successful is not a dirty word. Should we punish them for their wealth and take it away from them to allow our government to decide how to spend their money?
We don’t blame the poor for being poor. The rich became rich because they got lucky or worked hard. The poor got poor because they didn’t do things. An education fights off poverty. Hard work at any job fights off poverty. Many people who don’t make enough money work two or three jobs to stay ahead of poverty. The poor are entitled to keep what they earn, why aren’t the rich entitled to keep what they earn.
Immigrants came into this country for more than a hundred years and worked hard and made a better life for their next generation. That’s how it works, work hard get an education and make yourself successful. Government is not involved in that process.
When we punish the rich for being rich we steal the incentive for the poor to work hard and make a lot of money. We all want to be rich and we all want to sty rich when we get there.
To answer the question at the top of the page, why is he or she rich? Because he can be. Hard work and effort with a positive attitude leads to success. A good education, hard work and a positive outlook at life leads to success. Success is something to be admired. When we see the successful we need to see how they did it and see how we can do it too.
Success is good; redistribution is not only bad it’s an anchor on our economy.