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    I don't want to come across as a **** (but I probably will), I am being honest.

    It has become an obsession, all I do all day is think about money, think about ways of getting money and I have absolutely convinced myself I have the means to get it. So much so it is distracting me from my education from these current exams that are coming up, I don't feel like I need university or want to even go I believe when I am there I will regret it as ...
    1) It is wasting my time. (from gaining wealth that is)
    2) It is wasting my money.
    Where I believe my drive to want to build businesses, buy real estate, go into more mutual funds etc. etc. is actually becoming ridiculous.
    Just want some help really to get this out of my head whilst I am in the revision phase which is going dreadfully.
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    Have you read "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki and "Think and Grow Rich" by Napolean Hill? Those are good reads for those who seek financial freedom like yourself.
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    I'm sure you've posted this before...
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    (Original post by teily)
    Have you read "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki and "Think and Grow Rich" by Napolean Hill? Those are good reads for those who seek financial freedom like yourself.
    Yeah I have read them.
    I found "think and grow rich" a bit hard to interpret though, Rich dad Poor dad was on one of my favourites.
    Thanks.
    Do you know of any more?
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    (Original post by Fynch101)
    I'm sure you've posted this before...
    Not in the same sense, that was when I didn't have a clue on where to start now I have quite a lot of preliminary knowledge and where to go it has convinced me more and more not to bother with university.
    Worrying.
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    well I'm doing a similar course as you, probably will end up with a similar future. I know how you feel. My first year of uni has been a whitewash, a thousand times easier than A levels. If the next 2 years are anything similar I am not going to be a happy bunny, but it seems like the only safe way to lock in my future.

    I dunno but I think you'd be nuts to turn down economics at durham. Just try and enjoy yourself, you wont get another chance to anytime soon.
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    You're not alone in this way of thinking. Money is one of the only ways man can become free from the shckles of society.
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    (Original post by Fynch101)
    well I'm doing a similar course as you, probably will end up with a similar future. I know how you feel. My first year of uni has been a whitewash, a thousand times easier than A levels. If the next 2 years are anything similar I am not going to be a happy bunny, but it seems like the only safe way to lock in my future.

    I dunno but I think you'd be nuts to turn down economics at durham. Just try and enjoy yourself, you wont get another chance to anytime soon.
    I really don't think I want to be employed, I don't know if I have been brainwashed but I honestly think I would go slowly insane working for someone else unless it was a six fig salary lol, with a job I enjoy.
    What are you doing can I ask?
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    (Original post by YL_LDN)
    You're not alone in this way of thinking. Money is one of the only ways man can become free from the shckles of society.
    Is this your thinking?
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    (Original post by Maturity)
    I don't want to come across as a **** (but I probably will), I am being honest.

    It has become an obsession, all I do all day is think about money, think about ways of getting money and I have absolutely convinced myself I have the means to get it. So much so it is distracting me from my education from these current exams that are coming up, I don't feel like I need university or want to even go I believe when I am there I will regret it as ...
    1) It is wasting my time. (from gaining wealth that is)
    2) It is wasting my money.
    Where I believe my drive to want to build businesses, buy real estate, go into more mutual funds etc. etc. is actually becoming ridiculous.
    Just want some help really to get this out of my head whilst I am in the revision phase which is going dreadfully.

    I swear and this is not a lie , i cannot believe but co-incidentally all i think is money as well, im doing compsci at Warwick, but im supposed to be revising for 1st yr exams but im on the internet trying to find suppliers, thinking up business ideas and hoping to buy a house in 2 years time.

    but im gonna try and revise and after exams do some internet buying and selling to start. i think i got the entrepreneurial bug as well. seriously i cannot get it out my head, cant believe u feel the same way, i thought it was only me.

    im dreaming of a RR Rolls ..... i know im aiming a bit high but well see. i was thinking about IB but now i cant be bothered with 9-5 and fixed income i want more.. rant over/

    time to revise...

    all the best and revise do the business thing in summer
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    (Original post by Maturity)
    I don't want to come across as a **** (but I probably will), I am being honest.

    It has become an obsession, all I do all day is think about money, think about ways of getting money and I have absolutely convinced myself I have the means to get it. So much so it is distracting me from my education from these current exams that are coming up, I don't feel like I need university or want to even go I believe when I am there I will regret it as ...
    1) It is wasting my time. (from gaining wealth that is)
    2) It is wasting my money.
    Where I believe my drive to want to build businesses, buy real estate, go into more mutual funds etc. etc. is actually becoming ridiculous.
    Just want some help really to get this out of my head whilst I am in the revision phase which is going dreadfully.
    this is exactly what is going through my head, but i think university will be good just for the experience and fun... i have a few ongoing projects, and tbh i think one ofthe many ideas i have in my head will almost certainly translate into riches with the grace of the big guy above
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    (Original post by Maturity)
    I really don't think I want to be employed, I don't know if I have been brainwashed but I honestly think I would go slowly insane working for someone else unless it was a six fig salary lol, with a job I enjoy.
    What are you doing can I ask?
    yes buddy, good attitude that, im with you

    soon as this year is through im starting my own business

    got a few various plans, music and art being at the forefront of them. not many people have both a good money-making mind and the ambition to follow those ideas. if you've got it, use it. life's a game, play the game.

    i've got exams too, so i'm putting these ideas to the side a bit until the summer. which means, when summer comes, i'll probably put these ideas into better practise than i would had i not been forced to wait
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    (Original post by Maturity)
    Is this your thinking?
    That's my thinking. And deep down I just have this feeling that I will somehow, some way, make it to the top and become rich. I find it impossible to see mediocrity in my future.

    This could be overconfidence and blind hope, but either way I can't think otherwise.

    So I know where you're coming from...
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    Well, if your so clever and think you can become so rich with your great ideas.

    Then why are you hanging round bloody TSR?

    If I was so sure my ideas would make me rich, then I certainly wouldn't be talking about them, GET INTO ACTION MY FRIEND!

    Why arn't you building a website as we speak? Marketing? Getting in contact with people you need to be "in" with?

    Maybe you havent got such a great business head on you after all????

    Also, just incase you didn't know you need money to start a profitable business...?? You need ALOT of money to get into real estate??

    You can't start close to the top and work your way to greatness. You HAVE to start at the bottom, unless you have rich Mummy and Daddy.
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    (Original post by Maturity)
    Is this your thinking?
    Yes. I think most people either don't realise they live in a sort of prison like existence where the state and society has you kept under control. Some realise but deny it and live in self denial (this is where the midlife crisis phenomenon comes from).

    Money, of course, saves you from being trapped by a mortgage, by debt , by whatever.

    I did want to go into Investment Banking, but i'd much prefer to set up my own business rather than relying on a profession which isn't exactly going to give me much joy.


    And what is your way of thinking?
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    Well university is a good investment in this sort of thing for several reasons.
    - Loans at zero interest
    - Contacts in the field (especially if you're at a place like Durham)
    - A recognised indicator of ability
    - Greater knowledge

    Do you have spare money? You could invest this in a bond or in banking shares to grow throughout university.

    Do you enjoy running a business? You could do something low-key while at university, such as tuition.

    No reason why you can't have investments as a hobby on the side. Also at university you may well discover something else that impassions you.

    And finally, you're there now, there's no point backing out. Might as well go for it with the revision and get an outstanding first.
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    (Original post by YL_LDN)
    Yes. I think most people either don't realise they live in a sort of prison like existence where the state and society has you kept under control. Some realise but deny it and live in self denial (this is where the midlife crisis phenomenon comes from).

    Money, of course, saves you from being trapped by a mortgage, by debt , by whatever.

    I did want to go into Investment Banking, but i'd much prefer to set up my own business rather than relying on a profession which isn't exactly going to give me much joy.


    And what is your way of thinking?
    Investment banking is the exact career I wanted to go into or hedge fund manager (Oh I wonder why).
    We are going to be the budding entrepreneurs of the next generation.


    We should all start networking now !!!
    I am glad I am not alone, it is my mum shouting down my ear that is really getting to me, oh you need good grades, so you can get a good job. You don't ****ing need good grades to get rich.
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    (Original post by YL_LDN)
    Yes. I think most people either don't realise they live in a sort of prison like existence where the state and society has you kept under control. Some realise but deny it and live in self denial (this is where the midlife crisis phenomenon comes from).

    Money, of course, saves you from being trapped by a mortgage, by debt , by whatever.

    I did want to go into Investment Banking, but i'd much prefer to set up my own business rather than relying on a profession which isn't exactly going to give me much joy.


    And what is your way of thinking?
    you know what i think sometimes,every other person seems to have the same psychology, something like for example, this thread and this thought of becoming billionaires,it could be relevant for any random person because maybe we have brainwashed by the sttate to think this way and the failure of the masses will help them tighten the shackles.. this sort of thinking is dangerous since it can be a motivation killer
    is knowledgeof self really a personal matter? maybe sometimes itseasier to be on the outside looking in
    ^some of that stuff is confusing, but proves how illogical i can be
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    (Original post by Arekkusu)
    Well university is a good investment in this sort of thing for several reasons.
    - Loans at zero interest
    - Contacts in the field (especially if you're at a place like Durham)
    - A recognised indicator of ability
    - Greater knowledge

    Do you have spare money? You could invest this in a bond or in banking shares to grow throughout university.

    Do you enjoy running a business? You could do something low-key while at university, such as tuition.

    No reason why you can't have investments as a hobby on the side. Also at university you may well discover something else that impassions you.

    And finally, you're there now, there's no point backing out. Might as well go for it with the revision and get an outstanding first.
    1)So it will set me 15K back, interest free or not.
    2) Why do I have to go to uni to get these contacts, I can do it now!
    3) Who needs to recognise my ability, I am the owner not an employee.
    4) The knowledge I learn in a degree does not relate to running a business or the process of getting rich.
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    (Original post by Maturity)
    Investment banking is the exact career I wanted to go into or hedge fund manager (Oh I wonder why).
    We are going to be the budding entrepreneurs of the next generation.


    We should all start networking now !!!
    I am glad I am not alone, it is my mum shouting down my ear that is really getting to me, oh you need good grades, so you can get a good job. You don't ****ing need good grades to get rich.
    I think they're going to laugh at you in IB&C.
 
 
 
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