AGE: SECOND ERASER OF POVERTY

30 Dec

Here is another eraser of poverty. However; unlike other rubbers, humanity has little or no control over this one. It comes with the passing of time. It is called age. The older you grow the more people you meet and the more you learn. Consequently, at a certain age, you would have networked and learnt enough to walk your way through success and out of poverty.

A certain wise man once told me that at a particular age, it is better to learn as much as you can. Teach yourself as many skills as you can so that by the time your sputnik moment arrives, you know enough to excel. Being a jack of all trades but a master at none also doesn’t help. One should carefully select and try out different skills at a tender age so that by the time they are older, they have already learnt what they are best at.

The above paragraphs are not a suggestion though that people should seat back and relax at certain ages. However, at every moment in time you have to fight off poverty using some right means. A teenager is most likely going to have to fight it by aiming to conquer ignorance. After nineteen, someone will want to earn as much experience as they can. If you are in a country with comparative advantage and are well placed yourself, you could even end up as successful as some billionaires of this century like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg who by their mid twenties had made fortunes.

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