There has always been criticism of the role the educational system plays in preparing our youth for a successful future. My criticism has been that even though the basics of reading, writing and numeracy are covered, the skills vital to success in life are not. But this opinion stems from my own definition of success.
My definition of success goes beyond the ability to get and keep a JOB that pays minimum wage, or even a job that pays above average wage. Rather, success is the ability to use one’s skills and abilities to achieve financial freedom.
I know that because of my only secular education in one of the best public high schools in California, entrepreneurial opportunities were never discussed. During my university studies, the goal was to get a JOB after graduation. Network marketing and small businesses were only presented as risky.
The life plan of school, college and getting a job is the paradigm that most are trained to follow. However, only a small percentage of those who follow this plan end up with some level of wealth or financial satisfaction in their secular life.
Then there are those who don’t even see college or significant income as a possibility because they don’t know anyone or were not mentored by anyone who achieved these goals in life. That’s why they never open their eyes wide to think big and achieve extraordinary results. Or they give up without even making a real effort.
My goal is to level the playing fields. I want to do this independently taking advantage of forms of generating income of social or educational origin. The idea is to be able to use the anonymous nature of the Internet to generate income that can be started without money, so there are no barriers to entry for anyone. As long as they can access a computer in a library, they could start working for themselves, generating income for themselves with a pay for effort.
Don’t get me wrong, school, college, and work all have their place in society and the economy. But they are not enough to ensure that everyone who follows that life plan can make ends meet, provide quality education and health care for their children, and anticipate retirement, either early to enjoy life or late due to aging. .
There are too many barriers to hiring, promotion, and job availability to be a level playing field even for those with identical resumes. I have crashed through the glass ceiling more than once in my career and have no wish for my daughter’s needs to be drowned out, due to my own failure to climb the corporate ladder, fast enough. I don’t want any employer to be the one to say which school my daughter is good enough to attend. I want to have that control.
The only way I can see to have that control is to level the playing fields, generating multiple streams of income online, so that no single source of income covers most of my family’s financial needs. This is not a task that my secular education prepared me to do; but it is a journey that I consider imperative to ensure the financial well-being of our family.