What did I drop out of college in the final semester?_Chapter_5_The Unfair Salary Crusaders: How do education systems mislead learners into salary and the buttom of the capitalistic pyramid?
Chapter 1: How do I get paid? Paid through the qualification and paid through the certificates
Chapter 2: How do I get paid? Paid through the mind
Chapter 3: Learning is being taught or teaching yourself or being answered
Chapter 4: Some of the things I was taught that kill the possibility of my growth and success
Chapter 5: (Current Chapter)
Chapter 6: 3 Fallacies taught on wealth creation that discourage a company culture
When I was born, my nation was nine months from its greatest series of strikes and demonstrations in its history. Those taking it to the streets were moved by the mass retrenchments following the IMF’s Structural Adjustment Programme, the decline in wealth then salaries paid by the parastatal sector which started showing its signs before the IMF’s dose and, therefore, according to deeper analysis, a result of abuse targeted to the nation’s wallet and scandals happening in the 1980s, one or two droughts, investment in the human capital (educating the populace at any cost was President Mugabe’s biggest policy and it increased percentage literacy remarkably not wealth, and this is the part that motivates me to criticise not the educators but modern education itself) that translated to nothing. Growth in the private sector had better promises but picked a non-reversing negative trend from 1998. There was also a sharp rise in the standards of living, and it’s the urban dweller who suffered the most.
Everything changed in the last half of the 1990s. There was an opposition movement on the rise, rising from the largest labour union to ultimately become a political party. Jobs, attracting foreign investors and distributing wealth were the three themes dominating the political scene. Better jobs are said to be a result of immense wealth in the hands of large companies we don’t have at home but companies from wealthy foreign nations.
A combination of politics and education emphasising salaries and foreign investment or the distribution of wealth, blind to the fact that we’re capable, believing that we can all end no-longer poor when wealth is distributed but not created, created an economy that couldn’t grow but shrink to its 1980 level in 2008, yet between twenty-eight years population had doubled. Such was none’s fault. It was the education system’s.
We have had good salaries in Africa for a long period, including during the colonial period. My claim “good” seem vague, but it is because I compare Africa during her last phase of colonisation and after to Europe and the West when industrialisation started.
Now there are even better organs than the Chartists who are representing the worker, and they are powerful since they were there when independence was fought for.
Why Africa persists being poor after such good salaries? Because salaries are between poverty and wealth, they are not wealth itself.
That is an offending statement but when salaries can’t make SC Johnsons, funders of more wealth, they remain poverty and a poor demonstrator in the streets of my country’s capital in 1996. Salaries are immense wealth, but they are not. That’s why when 2008 is explained in the global sense by experts we expect AIG and financial institutions like Banks that failed into liquidation twenty times before anything is thrown in. If dozens of numbers are willing to go up through the salary, that salary can be a starting point for great things to happen. But willing to go up is not the starting point to the would-be SC Johnsons, the starting point is believing that many salaries are close to poverty as they are to wealth, that anyone can create wealth, that wealth is nothing to do with gender or social background; that big things don’t start big; they are big dreams first on a pillow with weighing less than a kilo. On the other hand, policymakers should be anticipating those with the SC Johnson thinking but be there to help in tweaking the education system to create such people.
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What is a salary?
Almost everything on this planet earth can’t come to be without its origins. A salary is with a source, i.e. wealth created, wealth in someone’s hands. Countries with better wealth are with better salaries.
A salary is, therefore, a result of wealth created, a stubborn source of income as far as increasing from month to month or year to year is concerned, but a payment for a service, labour and expertise and provided by the worker on an agreed basis (or not) and in agreed amounts which are negotiable (to the worker) in very-very limited means. Either selling his/her to build some others’ or not, a modern worker provides service or labour or expertise in exchange for a salary, and the means to negotiate the salary are limited but s/he is not (or should not be), legally or illegally, a servant.
In the Far East, it took Samsung $25 in 1938 which translates to S470 in 2021 to start. A lot of things happened between 1938 including the fleeing of the founder into Japan after and allegations of illicit wealth, but when there was a good count of people like this guy the government found itself with no choice but to have such people to help the country shine because they are people who influence the world, a world which is too powerful for one to fight it but too soft to be influenced by one.
How can Africa achieve that when we are taught everything big here. That we can’t see a small start which we are capable of having through our salaries which we share in our extended families like the air we breathe to result in others get ‘their $470’ when they are not even engaged in any income-generating activity.
The fourteen-orange-trees perspective: Why Africa is not becoming great our of the salaries and ‘$470’ ($470 is less than what it can take for one to be in Europe through the desert from Nigeria)
The way you do anything you do, the effort you put at anything you do, and anything you put at anything you do is all defined by the motive and the depth of that motive behind your doing anything you do [sic]. You don’t sleep with a gun in your hands when you’re fighting to win.
That being said, Mitsubishi can only manufacture four cars a month if it ceases to manufacture them for a ready market where it sells when it begins to give them away free. Production oriented toward resulting in money or wealth is production that vies for growing from strength to strength to become production that competes well to result in consumers choosing its specific products instead of products from another production [sic].
We were thrown out of our homelands in the 1950s by the colonial government. When we were relocated it was a start without our possessions, including livestock, which previously characterised what was wealth to us. The new land wasn’t friendly to large herds and we had to quit numbers. In 1962, one of the first mango trees in the village was planted and villagers started to follow suit.
That 1962 block mango tree is a legacy. I didn’t get to see the planter, my great grandfather and a man I assume to have been born between 1900 and 1905; one of the two known sons to a female legend in our oracle who married just before menopause, but also, probably, encouraged other females in her district to marry late, assuming that they would retain a piece of their adulthood and have it translate to “productive freedom” and make better possessions before moving into marriage.
Fast forward to 2014…
…when the best education around me was all about erasing “her” capabilities in history but also getting me to take the salary as an only card in the hat to pick. A man in the same village, working for his government in his early forties, having had known phases in chapters of his work when salaries went down without him having the powers to negotiate, got a loan ($1200). His monthly salary at just $500 made it possible to cover this debt three months or more depending on the instalments he would have his creditors take out of his salary. His plan after fencing an area of more than an acre and buying two of the village’s first water pumps in the previous year was to plant orange trees.
But because he said that he was planting for the grandkids, he planted only fourteen plants. Precisely, it was hundred dollars of the twelve hundred he used when he bought the fourteen plants to transplant whilst one-seventy plants were all he could get to accomplish with the loan. The remaining eleven hundred was open for other pertinent mispenditures.
In 2021, customers were pressing a lot, to such an extent that some almost booked the flowers. An orange is cheap. A combination of a smaller economy can translate to seles happening in small bits like two oranges a time, or otherwise, but zero packaging and proper handling expenses. A smaller market needs to be extended, delivering to the cities would require a vehicle but fourteen is not a good number.
The greatest determining factor towards anything is a choice or choices. The motive behind what you will be doing after choosing is the second greatest determining factor.
As lots more than acre were selling for around $500 in the area, he could have planted his one-seventy plants, go on to acquire another lot to fence three months later and plant in 2015, and keep on the cycle or even buy a second-hand vehicle. Labour, around him, including his, is cheap, but he couldn’t turn that into an advantage. I was only learning, but not any of these lessons had unlocked my brains when I received my key of life in 2016. And I am glad someone had to make mistakes, plant for the future not for success because I learned. His mistakes are my mistakes and I love them as they are the only theories in my life, the deepest perspective. He is my father.
Appreciate the present, I wrote in my diary. You’ll appreciate the future it will make.
When you direct your search on google to any information about the percentage of this world that cannot have a simple thing like or phone, hence slightly digitally illiterate you can quickly come up with an answer that it cannot be many of us who are educated the far you got. You’re lucky don’t be wasteful. I didn’t have to be wasteful.
Where I come from we value to be only employed without first getting to employ, that we consider the title ‘doctor’ the same as ‘His Majesty’ but our doctors, educated for their own personal prestige, can only work at a government hospital or leave, heading to where salaries are better and better; while none among those staying get to be involved in discovering new medicine with the very limited resources here as were there when penicillin was discovered. When we attempt production we do it not for money thinking that salaries have got us covered.
We remove money from what we do when we think of producing but we pay for everything. We pay for our education, but we are also taught to take as not an investment as does a wolf that buys shares to gamble with in the future. The result is we don’t see an influx of new players going up among the Hispanics and the blacks in America, those people originally left behind or disadvantaged when the race started.
It seems that it is in the best interest of the education system to keep many under. It is achieving. More sources of salaries (wealth), however, need to be created.
Because we are after salaries not creating their sources we think that money is a place
In America, they were a group of people called the boomers before the post-Second World War baby boom happened. They were boomers in that they were travelling from boomtown to boomtown in the 1920s as they were after the best wage.
A Greek student with big aspirations in business, after being taught about money as a place will not plant any eggs in Greece but move on to start his business in Munich. Teachings settle in our minds to form a mentality. It is, therefore, best for such a student to dive into business without anything of such format in his mind, that money is a place, but with a question, “How to reach a consumer in Germany from Athens?” Such a question can have him solve Europe’s big problem unintentionally. But he can’t have such a question in mind since money is a place, so he leaves for Germany and produces what sells in Germany. He banks in Germany and employs in Germany. He is a twenty-first-century boomer.
If money was a place, why in New York, the world’s all-time richest city, homeless people are in several hundreds of thousands? When we question their homelessness the teaching from formal education is all about how wealth was acquired, not created. In the real world, solutions are about getting votes and distributing the wealth already made not encouraging the creation of wealth.