Leaving The Rat Race?

rat raceBeing employed for many is a secured way of living because of the mere fact of having a job. You have money to spend for all your needs because somebody is paying you for your time. But still, being employed is in a “rat race”. What is a rat race? well it is defined in Wikipedia as:

The rat race is a term often used to describe work, particularly excessive work; in general terms, if one works too much, one is in the rat race. This terminology contains implications that many people see work as a seemingly endless pursuit with little reward or purpose. Not all workers feel like this. It is the perceived Conventional Wisdom, for example, that those who work for themselves are generally happier at work.

I’m not saying that it is easy to leave the rat race. How to get out of the rat race? There are many ways to get out  like being self-employed, having a business, working from home, etc  but again, it’s not easy because having a mindset of an employee will really be a burden. Add to it are the regular salary given by employers and other fringe benefits which is hard to resist . If you already read the book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” or have some insights or idea of what it contains by reading it in Wikipedia, the book is very inspiring but also warns readers of some misleading advice given by the author Robert Kiyosaki. But I think there are many truths about the comparison of having a entrepreneurial mind versus having an employee mindset. I read some quotations from the book but the one that catch my attention is this:

“The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”

True indeed. Employees kick each other’s butt but in the end, even if an employee have a  high position in a company ( a manager for example) and  kicking subordinate’s asses, he is still a “rat”.