Example: It’s not risky to invest $1 million if you have a $50 million cushion with basic needs such as housing, food, clothing, healthcare already taken care of. But it is risky if you have a home and leave it to migrate to a foreign country.

Example: It’s not risky to invest $1 million if you have a $50 million cushion with basic needs such as housing, food, clothing, healthcare already taken care of.

But it is risky if you have a home and leave it to migrate to a foreign country.

bingo. How much are they REALLY risking?

A gambler who bets his house, loses and ends up living out of his car afterwards put forth substantial risk, and bouncing back after that takes resilience.

But, if he comes from a wealthy family and his dad gives him a loan to start again, the only thing he had to do is swallow his pride and ask, “Dad? Help?”

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It’s a standard American lie. “Rags to riches”. That’s how American success stories are always framed.

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It’s not just American of course. Hitler used a rags-to-riches motif in his speeches (“My Struggle” is a classic example) BUT he was inspired by American writers and applied American ideals in forming his party.

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