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Thing to learn from Wolf Of Wall Street: Greed is great

Read the speech below by Jordan Belfort(Leonardo DiCaprio) in Wolf of Wall Street.:

“There is no nobility in poverty. I have been a rich man and I have been a poor man and I choose rich every fucking time. ‘Cos at least as a rich man when I have to face my problems I show up in the back of a limo wearing a $2,000 suit and a $40,000 gold fucking watch. [He throws his watch into the crowd and loads of hands reach out for it] Yeah fight it out, boys! Hit him! Hit him! And if anyone here thinks I’m “superficial”, or “materialistic”, go get a job in fucking McDonald’s, ‘cos that’s where you fucking belong!

“But before you depart this room full of winners, I want you to take a good look at the person next to you. Go on! ‘Cos sometime in the not-so-distant future, you’re going to be pulling up to a red light, in your beat-up old fucking Pinto, and that person’s going to be pulling up right alongside you in their brand new Porsche, with their beautiful wife by their side, who’s got big voluptuous tits. And who are you going to be sitting next to? Some disgusting wilderbeast with three days of razor stubble in a sleeveless muumuu crammed in next to you in a carload full of groceries from the fucking Price Club! That’s who you’re going to be sitting next to! . . . I want you to deal with your problems by becoming RICH!”

Now no matter how vulgar does that sounds but he has a point. There is no glory in being poor. I’d say it is better to sob in Porshe than on a bus. Some say money can’t guarantee happiness but happiness is not guaranteed in any scenario. Being filthy rich  helps you fight with problems in comfort. Sometimes being motivated to make more money is labeled as “GREED” by people.

There is inequality in this world and if greed can help people fill the huge gap even little, Greed is great. It captures essence of the evolutionary spirit, Ladies and Gentlemen, Greed works. Be it for Money, for Life, for Love or any damn thing.

Margaret Thatcher once said, “Nobody would remember the Good Samaritan if he had only good intentions. He had money as well”. She can’t be more right, we need a little inequality for keeping world balanced. If inequality is not there charity won’t work, people who get rich decide to share with some who have nothing or less. And that’s how it works.

Greed, my friends, is one necessary element that keeps a tab on what motivates the world toward economic development.

So be Greedy, Go for more, Achieve affluence and help society for Good!!

Watch this video for the speech:

A post worth reading:

http://stevendavisuk.com/2014/02/24/the-wolf-of-wall-street-jordan-belford-quote/

When you hear these advice, think at least twice.

Well here we are about to discuss some Career Advice which, if you get from anyone, should not follow blindly. As most of them have become obsolete in today’s world and do not make much sense. So here we go:

*Don’t prepare for your next job, prepare for the one after that.*

Well the flaw is obvious, the person who is giving you this advice doesn’t know a shit about jobs and stuff. Let’s say you start preparing for your boss’ boss’ job. You will realize you land nowhere because the way they work now will become obsolete 5-10 years down the line. You see the world is not going to be the same as it is today and now.

*You need to project confident and be competent to be successful.*

That ship sailed a long time back. Had it been 1960s then it would have been enough but now being competent doesn’t even pay you nice. So being fiercely good at it or else set yourself for an inevitable failure. That’s a dangerous—and to be blunt, a stupid—advice.


*Do what you love the money will follow.*

Well you might disagree but doing what you love will bring happiness, peace and satisfaction. But it can not guarantee you money. People will come up to you with some example who did what they love and are rich today. But how many are there? However, ask anyone who work what he loves, he will be happy and satisfied which many rich are not. And everyone who is rich did not become rich working on what he loves.

*You need to get corporate experience before you start your own.*

This one I personally hate the most. Why? Look around so many startups today are coming out of colleges, from student who never got any corporate experience anywhere and all of these new ventures are doing just good. This is not like older times that you need to see everything before you could even start. So this piece of advice is really archaic.

And Lastly, Have faith in what you believe and do not follow advice given by someone because he made it good in life. Times were different for them and are different for you. Be prudent and wise, think critically on any goddamn advice you get from anyone. Cheers!!

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