You cannot move towards a new career without considering the government.This may be a positive as well as a negative experience. Various levels of government can be a great blessing and at times a curse. Just talk to anyone who has dealt with the federal or provincial governments here in Canada.
Here is a realistic thought to consider that may appear to tilt towards the negative side:
Governments are better at consuming wealth than they are at producing wealth. You pay them more often than not. They cannot afford to pay you.
Would you agree?
If that is generally true, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense for you, or millions of people around the world, to rely on the government. Your confidence will have to be placed somewhere else. And, by the way, voting for more and more entitlements equals voting for national annihilation. Milking your government is comparable to shooting yourself in the foot.
This may sound overly simplistic, but governments really rely on the productivity of their people to sustain themselves.
In an ideal world, there is a healthy and happy degree of reciprocity: people produce valuable goods and services, etc. and the government serves people in the process.
But in an inverted situation, people produce little of value and the government either pampers or oppresses the people.
It is an upside down world. People do little and expect the government to sustain them. People who prosper want to keep it all for themselves. And people in power tend to work the system to their advantage.
No, it isn’t always like this; but all too often it is.
What can you do to turn things around? Here are a few suggestions:
1. Determine to be productive in your new career.
2. Choose to live on a little less than you would like.
3. If you prosper, be generous with what you have.
4. Deal with your own deficit and encourage others to do the same.
5. Take responsibility for your own life.