decisions about your life?
My Rich Dad said, "Somewhere along the
way, people became more desirous of security and have paid the price by selling
their freedom. You may have noticed that schools today focus primarily on job
security rather than financial freedom. The problem is most people do not know
that the cost of that security is their freedom." He continued to say, "If you
choose security, someone is always telling you what hours to work, how much you
make, and even when you can eat your lunch. That is the price of security." --
Rich Dad Poor Dad.
Who decides what time you go
For the vast majority of Americans, their boss or their job
decides what time they sleep because they decide what time they have to get up
and what time they have to be at work. How often have you said, "I've got the
go to bed because tomorrows a 'work-day'"?
Who decides what you do
and when you do it at your job?
Most employers even decide when you can
drink coffee and how long you have to drink it. Distinct 'coffee breaks' or
other breaks are scheduled during the day and employees are expected to adhere
to that schedule.
"Men are not
prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds."
-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
when you eat?
Most employed Americans eat lunch during the company
prescribed 'lunch hour'. The company even decides where their employees eat and
how much money they can spend on their meals.
Who decides where
and when you take a vacation?
Your boss dictates to you when you can
take a prescribed amount of time off for your vacation. They even decide where
you can go by controlling the amount of money you earn.
decides when you can go home and spend time with your family?
you're employed, you're a slave to the clock. Your boss tells you when you can
go home, and your boss allots the time you have available to spend with your
I don't care how good it is, there is no way a person can be
truly happy working for someone else. It's impossible to be truly happy when
you have to be on the job at fixed times. You can't be really happy when you
have to beg someone for time off. You can't be fully content when you have to
follow someone else's rules or guidelines. You can't be completely satisfied
with decisions that aren't your own.
Those who say they are happy with
their JOBs are saying so out of lack of vision. They have become numb to the
possibilities and have given up completely the vision of self-determination.
They are slaves... and like complacent slaves, they don't know there IS another
Gerry Spence, in his book, Give Me Liberty, says "By slavery, the
old or the new, I mean that state in which the person has no effective control
over the course of his or her life. Despite his freedom to jump from job to job
or junket by jet from beach to beach, if no matter how he schemes or toils he
cannot explore his boundless uniqueness, if he has lost his only power, the
power of the self, then he is enslaved."
Have you given up your right
to make decisions about your life by selling your life one hour at a time, one
paycheck at a time?