“Work” is relative. You can’t get rich by working hard.
Construction workers are the hardest working people I know, and no matter how hard they’re working, they’re not rich.
To get rich you need to work hard, but in a different direction of what comes to the mind of most people when they hear the word “work”. It seems that to get “rich” most of the times, you need to find your true passion, solve a problem or find an opportunity.
Let’s say you know that you can’t get rich just by working hard and for someone else, then what?
You see, most people are not able to even start building the foundation that will make them rich, because it takes time, and time is not something they have, as they need to work for someone else, so they can make a living.
The most popular solution, is a Universal Basic Income.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO, knows that very well. At a speech he did at Harvard University.
Watch part of his speech:
“We should have a society that measures progress not just by economic metrics like GDP, but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful,” Mark said. “We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things.
We’re going to change jobs many times, so we need affordable child care to get to work and health care that aren’t tied to one company.
We’re all going to make mistakes, so we need a society that focuses less on locking us up or stigmatizing us. And as technology keeps changing, we need to focus more on continuous education throughout our lives.
And yes, giving everyone the freedom to pursue purpose isn’t free. People like me should pay for it. Many of you will do well and you should, too.”
That’s what the Basic Income is trying to solve, when your survival is guaranteed, you will eventually find that “trend” or find your passion.
That’s also why people like Elon Musk and Zuckerberg support it.