I’ll preface this by saying I love business and love investing.
I was naive.
I thought everybody was like me.
I thought people were honest and caring. I thought people had big hearts and wanted to help. I thought people were pure and had good intentions. I thought people were fair and reasonable.
It turns out I was wrong.
It’s taken me a while to realize it – too long.
I wanted to believe all people are good.
It turns out people care more about money than being good.
Money drives people and the business world.
Businesspeople act out of self-interest. Businesspeople are selfish and greedy. Businesspeople are money hungry and power seeking. Businesspeople are pigs.
Money and power run the world.
I love business. I don’t love greedy people.
I need money. I don’t love money.
Money is a means to an end. I know enough when I see it.
I know business. I am a businessperson.
But I’m not like you.
No matter how hard I tried to be like you, I could never be like you.
I tried to fit in. I don’t fit in.
Because I have a heart and a conscience.
I refuse to play your game. I’ll take my ball and go play my own game.