People can say there is a balance, a logic that everything happens for a reason... But the truth is far less designed. No matter how hard you work, when you die, you die. Some spend their entire life trying to scratch their way to the top, and still die in poverty. While others are born into wealth without ever working at all. It's a cruel and random world. And yet the chaos is all so beautiful.
Most people who make much money probably works hard but most people who work hard make very little money. Any normal career that makes a lot of money is a lot of hard work. Being a manager or executive is usually a lot of hard work.
>>1092240 Everybody works for somebody. Employees that don't work hard, do not get promoted, employees that are lazy just get fired.
Same deal with owning a business. If you don't work hard managing your business, your employees will walk all over you, your competitors will walk all over you, and you'll be struggling or out of business.
That said, hard work applied to something untenable, or unmarketable, like a minimum wage job or a liberal arts degree is fucking pointless. You need work toward an actual goal for hard work to pay off.
>>1092325 >employees that don't work hard don't get promoted
Where do you work? I want to work there, because my entire life I've noticed that the exact opposite is the case. Either that, or the people that worked hard ended up stuck in middle management as useful idiots to the people at the top.
>>1092332 usually people who work hard devalue themselves and are taken advantage of by management. people who value themselves are seen by management as potential management. do what you're paid to do, not what you're not paid to do.
though, if you work hard and save money, you can become your own boss.
>>1092240 Take some wisdom from an Eastern European immigrant who used to work very hard making little money (6xk developing very complex software), and now makes multitudes more developing his own software - working hard is useful only in setting up your position. Imagine a game of chess. You win by setting up your position and outmaneuvering your opponents. If you set up your employers position making them M of dollars, then it feels like hard work and is useless for you. If you do it to set up your own position, it doesn't feel like work at all.
>>1092240 You need balance. When I learned how to code I spent around 15 hours daily on working and teaching myself shit at home. To the point I took drugs to keep me going. However it wasn't worth it, you need to give yourself some time if you need it. And when you need it - you will know.
you need opportunity. hard work prepares you to milk opportunity when it appears, or you are left flat sitting on your hands unable to react. you really need opportunity and social capital, but with no hard work, those things can't be effectively leveraged
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