When you become an investor, you gain the freedom to choose. You get to move beyond a life bound by minimum wage, governments & unions, economic classes, nepotism, favoritism and cronyism. You get to move beyond faulty wealth redistribution. You start to see a better way to redistribute wealth: Do it yourself.
A third of Americans think that someday they will achieve wealth. It’s a key selling point for the American dream. In wealth, you find freedom. Having wealth means you no longer depend on a corporate employer or state authority for your ability to live. Wealth is freedom. But it’s freedom a level up from how most Americans experience it currently. It’s like freedom on blast.
A large majority of people under 30 are confident they’ll make it to the top 1%. Younger generations feel optimistic about their future wealth — and increasingly so. And… they should.
This is not based on some of the economic stats you may be familiar with: US wage growth, unemployment rates, or income inequality. Many people would say these things make the future look grim. They argue that things are worse than you think, that our government has failed us, that the game is rigged — that hope is dead. (It isn’t.)
Hope is alive.
Because whatever the state of the US economy or your country’s economy, there are people all across the world, in biology labs and startup garages who are inventing the future. Where innovation persists, there is new wealth to be made.
Investors know this. They invest what they earn into these very companies, startups, people, and ideas. They take matters into their own hands. They give the finger to the gender wage gap and wages pegged in place by unions and governments. They buy themselves a stake in the prospering American, European, and Asian economies, staking their claim in the prosperity of the future.
Considering that you’re being paid to do nothing except continue to exist, investing pays pretty well. Over the last several decades, investment gains have earned some $30 to $40 trillion dollars in new wealth for investors.