Listen up, if you will, please.
I've always assumed you can get no further than your predecessors.
My father worked tirelessly for years, only to have most of it stripped from him at the 2008 financial collapse.
My stepfather was born into money, and has little-to-no say in the matters of finance.
A couple of years ago, I met a someone with significant pull in the community. However, at the time I was focused on furthering my education. He and I shared a rapport, but I never asked him his business.
As alluded, I have not contacted the said individual in years. I know one of his old stomping grounds. Would it be forthcoming to approach him in public and ask for advice or a mentorship?
Your premise is flawed.
My great-great grandparents were peasants somewhere in Eastern Europe.
My grandparents made the impossible-to-imagine journey to America and struggled their way into the working class.
My parents became white-collar middle-class homeowners.
Their children became successful professionals.
The premise wasn't flawed, as it was an assertion of self. As for yourself, you're as hopeless as your working class parents. The 21st century is a collection of mislead, mis-indentured corporatist working class saps.
Happiness is a term relative to your own experience, I'm not involved with your experience, so I have an unbiased review.
Misery has nothing to do with my request for assistance, I just needed some voices to pang my thoughts on.
You sound like a pseudo intellectual. Your speech patterns won't help you in life, and going to someone with influence in society for power is weak when you can make yourself more powerful with technical information that doesn't involve manipulating humans and relationships.
I'm not sure how much more frank I can be with my language, I'm sorry I offended your feelings. I'm curious how working a conventional corporate job can lead to growth in the grand scheme.