Author of Good Money Revolution: How to Make More Money to Do More Good
Clarity from Chaos guest: Mr. Derrick Kinney, author of Good Money Revolution: How to Make More Money to Do More Good. Derrick is CEO of Good Money Framework and host of the popular Good Money podcast.
The government is not the solution to all of our problems. In fact, relying too heavily on the government can lead to a lack of personal responsibility and a belief that someone else will take care of us. This mentality creates a cycle of dependency and limits opportunities for personal growth and success.
Let’s start with breaking the bail-out beliefs. One of the biggest misconceptions is the belief that the government will bail us out of our current and future problems. This outlook is not only unrealistic, but it also takes away our inherent power. Instead of waiting for a government handout, we should be taking steps to improve our own situations. This could mean starting a business, investing in our education or training, or saving for retirement. But having a bail-out belief only perpetuates the problem, as people become less responsible for their own lives and rely more on government assistance.
What about money? Money is not bad, and you should have more of it. Many people have a negative view of money, believing it is the root of all evil. But money is not bad and good people should have more of it. It’s a tool that can be used for good. By having more of it, we can improve our standard of living, invest in our future, and help others. It is important to remember that money is not the end goal, but it is a means to an end.
The emerging cultural idea that paints wealthy people as the villain and demands that the government redistribute wealth is misguided and short-sighted. Instead, the government should be a facilitator of economic growth and prosperity. Money is not a limited resource held captive by a select few. Countless rags-to-riches stories are woven into America’s fabric. While not easy, the odds are far better that with the right tools you have a better likelihood of creating wealth for yourself than the government does for you.
In order to break free from these bail-out beliefs, politics-induced pessimism, and the idea that money is bad, we must take personal responsibility for our own lives and strive for financial independence. We should focus on building our own wealth and creating our own opportunities.
Ultimately, the real problem is thinking that the government exists to solve our problems. While many people’s pasts are defined by dependence, their present and future can be built on independence. We must be responsible for our own well-being and strive for lives we believe are possible and economic prosperity. Only then can we truly achieve the American Dream and live the lives we deserve.
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