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Lotteries promote the idea that the way to get rich is by wasting money and getting lucky. Luck Happens When You Are Prepared to Answer the Door Before Opportunity Knocks. If you are in line at the 7-11 paying the "stupid-tax", then you won't even hear the knock, much less be prepared for it.
You call it self-employment desperation. I call it sprouting the next generation of innovative entrepreneurialism. The satisfaction of finding a client/customer/patron and getting them to pay you for something you find fun to do or make? And then they refer someone else? Signed, A formerly "desperate self-employed", Now a proud (if struggling) employer of others, and Soon to be - a home buyer? wow.
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