I remember back about
150,000 years ago, a friend of mine, we`ll call him "Glubbh." He was
tossing rocks in a hole, complaining that all the good hunting grounds
Come on....people have complained that "everyone else is getting rich and I`m not, so therefore, it`s a closed market" forever.
The problem isn`t to look at what OTHER people are doing, and how
everyone ELSE is doing better than you. It`s to look at your own life,
your own ideas, your own inspirations. If they`re running slow at the
moment, then what can you do about that?
What are your interests? What do you really like to do? Go out in the
world and take a look at all the restaurants. Don`t you think that "all
the good restaurant ideas have been taken?" Of course they have!! It
isn`t about being the very first, totally unheard of, absolutely unique
in the world.
I remember when Alta Vista was THE search engine, couldn`t be beat, and
thoroughly dominated the entire world of searching the Internet. Google
came along, ignoring the fact that everyone told them they were passe.
Now nobody remembers Alta Vista. Did Google "invent" a new idea? Nope.
They just did something better than what had been going on prior.
Instead, it`s about doing what you like, and trying to make some money
while you`re doing it. What can you make, with your own hands?
Anything? If you can, there`s possibly some ideas in all that.
Otherwise, what things do you enjoy playing with? Can you sell some of
them for someone else?
:-) Women often say that all the good men have been taken. And yet,
somehow people keep meeting and getting married. Men say that all the
good jobs have been taken, yet somehow people keep getting jobs.
The world is always changing. Everything has come around, and will come
around again. History is filled with people who wanted something given
to them, and when it didn`t come, complained that there wasn`t "enough
left" from all the "other people who already had it."
One of the most dangerous propositions in today`s world is the idea of
a "zero-sum economy." This proposes that there`s only so much money or
resources in the world, and that "some people" have more than their
It`s utterly ridiculous, specious logic, and has no bearing whatsoever
on the realities of economics and resources. Yet people who don`t want
to learn about basic economics believe (and feel) it`s true. And that
leads to the "it`s no fair!" cry, and the philosophy of victimhood.