Wealth creation is not for us. It took the education system beatings, career guidances then a learning mode biased towards building me as an asset to someone’s empire but a foundation to all this is a teaching, that a salary is all I need.
It won’t be an understatement. That the education system kills the possibility of creativity but the possibility of a vision, a vision which is a container where one’s creativity fills into. They’ve made formal learning into a football pitch. Halfway the match, when you become aware of the goalkeeper’s failures but also comes up with the means to solve them, you can’t resign from your defence position to take the goalkeeper’s place, or at least advise him. Advising him is for the coach. Your position is not really what you’re capable of but what you can’t change because you have been taught to do so.
Fallacies of modern education that culminated to four ways seeing things concerning wealth creation that prevents a company culture in Africa and the rest of the world
Introduction 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: Unfair Salary Crusaders! How do education systems trick learners to the buttom of the capitalist pyramid? Chapter 6: (Current Chapter)
1. Someone must be doing the setting up of companies, we are for salaries and salaries are not enough to result in wealth creation or any form of family business, but they must be better. This is how we’re taught to see things as. Someone is gifted to be a boss to us, not us.
In the chapters ahead MBA and other fields of studies in business, micro-economics and finance will be blamed for teaching us that millions and billions are the first steps towards the setting up of companies so that we can only stop at managing the wealth already made, become employees, and not creators of the wealth but managers. The $470, which is Samsung’s start, is not in the interests of MBA and company. The intention is to blindfold.
Myths in our existing cultures join the league to reinforce the way we formally learn about wealth creation. And I remember a dozen times I talked to my mother, fellow villagers who were hoping that I could get a nice job in the town but simply betrayed them by returning to my rural home, that my intention is to have trademarks in my name and avoid a salary from the start; their responses were, “such fancies are for the white people”.
My guess is right. Someone in Europe of pure European descent there is thinking as well that starting something new is for the established giants. So s/he cannot start but accept his inferiority before s/he’s even superior.
Those salaries here are not even enough. Where I come from labour is dirt cheap and the unemployed are the majority. It is not are to spend seven years waiting for a job in some parts of my home continent, Africa. To me, that was not a disaster but an encouraging factor that resulted in bigger hopes for bigger things to come. If I had chosen to take it as a disaster this article would not have been written, a $120 second-hand PC that is building this blog could not have been bought. I should have become someone raising enough to cross into another country looking for a job, or someone stuck at someone’s home hopeless.
2. Money is a place.
That’s what we all think. And, sadly, we have been taught into this. I gave two examples before. The first is a Greek graduate who must be in Germany to have his startup in Germany. The second is Nigerian graduates who wage a two-year battle, becoming a barber man etc., to be able to raise less than $1500 to take him into Europe through the desert. The failure, both can see, is a failing system, not theirs or that of the education system.
The education system taught us into this. Cultural myths quickly join what’s formally taught.
3. We must work for what to consume not to consume what must work for the betterment of our future.
This is an illusion. We are taught into it. That to be able to consume we must work for it.
We consume. That’s what we are by nature. The cycle is (1) we must work for a salary, which is technically ‘something to consume with’. (2) When we have something to consume with, our consumption must be the end of it, because it’s consumption that doesn’t lead to anything. (3) But because consumption is like the air we breathe and we don’t live without it, and it’s the end in the cycle. We’re always back to work for ‘something to consume with.’
When we work for something to consume with and consume always by intentionally or unintentionally make our consumption the end of it we only keep ourselves only looking to the source of ‘something to consume with’, i.e. the employer and the wealth in his hands.
Yet it is possible to turn “something to consume with” and start something out of the cycle by “consuming what must work”.
We’re taught to be slaves to the source. Yeah, it is being a slave when you live your whole life to suffer greatly to make it one day to the best employer after going past college, after becoming a fifth, or so, university graduate in the village. I was beaten to accept this form of bondage.
I closed the chances of falling for a job. Without anything big I finally found my consumption being what must work for the betterment of my future.
Out of the $370 I earned in 2020, a second-hand laptop at $120 and a second-hand smartphone at $40 were bought. I am here blogging in the middle of nowhere out of $16 a month. I shall make sure that earnings out of my toils online will not let have me into hotels for I understand that my poverty is not in me alone. I can only build more things on the land and on the internet, just to convince others that money is not a place.
The reasons why I dropped out of college
I dropped out of college to look at myself and dig into my mind for clues to build as I had avoided building qualifications. I dropped out of college to consume what can work out $370 I was earning per year so that my earning would not be the end of it all but the beginning of my exodus and the exodus of more other people I would touch out of poverty, of my fellow villagers who had less than twenty representatives like me in the deeper fields of knowledge, but greater capability.
I dropped out of college to prove that the salary is not what I need. Not to be wasting my $370 towards attaining a driver’s licence which an employer needs but a few gadgets to put my dream, my vision and idea ahead.
Hope in 2020, became a vision. A vision is the best container to put creativity in. I said I would end up an industrialist, that is a vision. To get to own the tools to lay the foundation with, I had to be creative. As creativity to me is like water, putting it into my container was a no miss. The formal education system doesn’t want us to be creative.