I later got to know that the staff of the company my friend is working for are on an industrial strike.
Probing to know why, I was told that one of the reasons why the staff went on strike was because they want their retirement age to be 65 (instead of 60 as it is now).
They are fighting the wrong fight.
Somehow most employees seem not to understand what they should fight for.
You saw them fighting for increase in the minimum wages yesterday and increase in the entitlements tomorrow.
These guys seem to believe that if they could fight the governments or their employers and win some of the battles, their lives would be better.
They don’t seem to understand that even if you win the race against cat, you’re still the best among the cats.
Even if the government bow down and increase the retirement age of these people, does that translate into wealth for them?
Even if you work for 50 years and retire at 95 years, you can’t still become rich from the salary.
Don’t join them in fighting the wrong fights.
Fight the right fights.
The right fight is within you.
To fight the right fight, fight with YOURself.
Develop your mind.
Stop believing that Africa is poor and stop making excuses.
Start reading those financial and business books.
Instead of fighting to remain an employee till 65, why can’t you start planning how to build your own company and fire yourself as soon as possible?
Instead of fighting for government to increase your salary by 30%, why can’t you figure out how you can solve a major human problem with a service or product and then make 50x of your present salary?
Why fighting little fights why you can fight big ones?
Why fighting to get better pay from another person’s company while you can get all the pay from your own company?
I’m NOT saying it’s easy.
I’m only saying building your own company is easier than working for other people’s companies for 35 years.
If you think you can do it, you can.
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Instead of fighting the government to allow you to work till 70, you can fight to build your own Agric Business.
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