Posted by Mark (SDCA) on February 28, 2000 at 17:09:41:
Yes, I have read Rich Dad, Poor Dad. What is the point? I heartily agree with his philosophy of putting your money to work for you. Just because not being an employee works for him (and you and maybe everyone else in the world) does not mean it is right for me. I am not so much defending the prospect having a regular job and a supervisor as I am defending my setting my own priorities. Why are YOU so concerned if I choose to have a regular job and like it? If I told you that everyone should have a regular job would you accept that? Of course not. So why is it any different for you to say that everyone should NOT have a regular job?
As for your 2nd paragraph, you are way off base there. Who ever said I am a captive to my job? As I said, I CHOOSE to be here. And if you do not like the prospect of having a regular job then don’t get one. I think that is great. Far be it from me to tell someone else how to live their life. However, that sword cuts both ways. I am only taking issue with the statement that no one should have a regular job or a supervisor. Going from a situation where “some tyrant BOSS put the screws to en amployee” to the statement that no one should have a J.O.B. or a sueprvisor is an amazing leap of faith. And if you read my original post on this issue, that is what I said there.
Finally, having a real job in no way precludes setting up passive income streams. I wholeheartedly recommend real estate investing. The 2 are not mutually exclusive.