I keep running into educated people, mostly in their twenties or thirties, who try to sell me on the next big thing. They aren’t shills so much as they are convinced that with very little effort (on their part) they are on the cusp of making their million dollars.
Note to all you entrepreneur-wannabes out there: In any business, you make a million dollars one dollar at a time. Except for those who inherited it from mommy or daddy, most millionaires got their millions through very hard work and lots of pain. It does not come easy.
And although I’m not one of those millionaires, It’s still a hell of a great ride.