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You Can't Find Wealth Picking on Others

Maybe it’s because I’ve seen too many Karen memes but I have to speak out on this topic. We are jaded people! Hear me on this we are incredibly quick to pounce on people who are doing something that we’re not ourselves trying. We laugh at them. We are extra judgy about what they are selling. We put them through 5 times the heartache to make a sale than anywhere else we shop too. It’s just crazy!

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Now, let’s unpack this situation a little bit more today shall we?

Let’s say you have this friend who bakes cakes out of her own kitchen and sells them for birthdays, weddings, and other special events. She is working full time and has found that she can take her interest in baking to make a few extra dollars on the side. We may refer a couple friends her way if we hear something coming up where they may need a cake right? Maybe we even will order one from her because we know she is a good baker and her cakes are pretty good.

Now, let’s take that same friend who we love and say she is selling products instead of cakes. She is still working this in her spare time every minute she can get from her full time job and other stuff she has going on in her life. These products she’s selling make her a distributor for a company where she earns a portion of the money from all her sales. In this situation, as crazy as it sounds we are less likely to support our friend the same way than if she were sweating over her oven hoping a cake doesn’t fall.

Why do we do that?

It is still the same friend. They are still working hard to earn a few extra dollars on the side and maybe they even have a dream to build it up to a point they can live off this little business. Yet we don’t support and encourage them the same way in this example do we? In fact, we are more likely to avoid her more as a result of being a distributor over a baker. Oh my goodness what kind of friend are we then?

Here’s the deal, everything you buy that comes from a store is from a distribution system where that store is a distributor of goods you then buy. Several companies and perhaps even thousands of employees are dependent on you buying those items and they all get a piece of the sale in addition to the store. They even do things like take over our radio and tv with advertising to try and get us to buy whatever they are selling. My favorite is when they run a sale on it to help move it faster. Somebody please tell me how that is not a desperate Karen meme?

The millions some companies make off creating 30 second funny commercials should be Karen desperate meme of all times! That’s insanity by the way to spend that much