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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Those 1%ers

Welcome to the premier entry for the On The Right Side. Get ready to read what I have to say. Today, I am talking about that one percent of the population who allegedly have most of the wealth in the world. But this is not going to be a post where I cry about the advantages the wealthy have. No, instead I want to look at differences between those who have the wealth and those who don't.

I am not only talking about the elite but also about those who have wealth and are able to do things that many of us are unable to do. Those who have the freedom that money allows them.

A person who has reached the level of success in which he or she is worth the amounts of money that the wealthy make haven't gotten there by accident. They have worked long and hard to get the things in life they now have.

The CEOs of major corporations, the successful entrepreneur and those in the higher income brackets don't take a year maternity or paternity leave. They realize they can't afford to take that much time away. As well, these people may not make it to every one of their child's school productions or sports events. That doesn't mean they are bad parents or love their children any less. They are just needed elsewhere.

The really wealthy in our society aren't afraid to fall - they just get back up. They take responsibility for their actions and mistakes and then move on with life.

In order to be uber successful, these people don't spend hours watching television. Unless it is something pertaining to their industry. They don't get wrapped up in soap operas and most assuredly could not tell you the latest antics on one of the numerous reality shows.

The really successful people in the world make sacrifices to get where they are and they love what they do. He or she doesn't drag themselves out of bed to go to a job they hate nor do they dread Mondays and the start of a new work week. No, they are eager for the world to start working again so they can do what they love.

The wealthy give back in the form of charity. I have been told that the only reason they do that is to get a tax break. So? I don't care about their motives just that they are spreading the funds around and helping others.

I realize that the non wealthy also give to charity and some give until it hurts. Many more though don't give anything at all because they say they are waiting for things in their life to get better. They haven't realized that if you give a bit here and there, things will get better. The wealthy realized this fact long ago and it is part of why they are where they are.

If you want to take a year off work to bond with your newborn, that's great. If you want to make sure you attend every game and school production your child is in, good for you. If you want to watch the clock, waiting impatiently for quitting time and put in the required hours but not much more, that is your right.

If you want to turn away from giving to help others because you don't have the money, that's up to you. If you want to blame others for your failures and lack of progress in life, it's your choice.

Realize though these actions and attitudes are what separate you from the mega successful people. And if you are not willing to emulate what the 1%ers do, then you cannot expect to share in their wealth. You will not be on the upper levels of wealth and if you are happy with that, great. I wish you all the happiness in the world.

On the other hand, don't expect to take more of the wealthiest's money just because you do not possess the temperament or passion or drive they do to earn it and create the opportunities. It isn't your right.

As for me, I have made a lot of mistakes which prevent me from being more financially successful but I am working to correct those now. I want to be in the upper echelon of the wealthy and am finding my way to doing that now.

I got these photos from Morguefile free photos. I welcome comments and you don't have to agree with me! I do have to approve each message so that no spammers get through.

See ya next time.


  1. Awesome!!! Congrats on the new blog and this new "non-fiction" book!!! You will inspire so many people Karen. Yay you!!!

    1. thanks Brenda. I do accept guest posts if you know of anyone who is interested.

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting Brian. I am not going to soften my views for this blog. It should be fun.

  3. Love the new blog. Very classy. Failure is not an option and as Steve Harvey, the comedian, author and talk host has said you start out with step one and if step one doesn't work you start with step one till you get where you want to be.

    1. Good points Lee! Love the response I am getting to this entry.