Learning Equals Earning. True or False?
The answer is True.
It might surprise you how many people think the answer is false. And they use the examples of well-known people who are extraordinarily wealthy but did not finish school. The most frequently used example is Bill Gates, who famously dropped out of Harvard and went on to become the wealthiest person on the planet.
But very few of us will be like Bill Gates. Rather, most of us earn income the old fashioned way – by getting jobs that pay well.
Learning is part of economic survival for most of us. If we don’t stay current, up to date, and continuously re-skilled in our professions (regardless of what they are), we fall behind. Thomas Picketty, the economist who wrote Capital in the 21st Century, stated it clearly in the quote below:
Over more than 300 years of history, the only predictable factor that drives individual earnings potential is “skills and knowledge.”
Learn and grow, or go obsolete.
Bonus: Read the Review of Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Bill Gates | gatesnotes