Eddy Deegan wrote:hobbyist wrote:Eddy Deegan wrote:hobbyist wrote:I prefer to think that I am realistic and weigh the risks/rewards before doing something.
That only works up to a point, is my point. There are many people who have just gone for it and succeeded in situations where if they had weighed up the risk/rewards before doing something, they would not have done it.
Fear is the enemy.
Some people hit the lottery too. It's the retirement plan for too many people I know as they can't save enough to retire on.
Millions of millenials are living in their parents basement playing video games with a worthless degree.
Who will take care of them after their parents die?
I don't think anything I said is comparable to winning the lottery in any way and the vast majority of millennials living in their parents basement don't need looking after after their parents die any more than they need looking after now.
I also very much doubt there are millions of people with degrees sitting round doing nothing. Degrees are almost as much about learning how to work at something, almost anything, as they are about an academic subject in and of itself.
The main question of the thread was "Can someone still make it now?". Assuming 'making it' means making a living then yes, someone can and a lot do. A minority of those will make it big, much as has always been the case.
What you're now talking about is apathy, not ability or possibility.
Agree. But everybody's point is different. Some are conservative.
Some a little risky. Others border on playing russian roulette.
To me making it is having something that I enjoy doing while getting paid enough to live modestly and support a family while saving for retirement. I dont need a yacht or private plane or a mansion.