Hello all and Happy Labor Day to you.
So I’m thinking, is this a day we get to celebrate our jobs, or a day we get to celebrate getting a day away from our jobs? My curious nature led me to the internet where of course they say that everything is true and this is what I found.
Labor Day: How it Came About and What it Means
From the United States Department of Labor
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Wow, what an awesome definition of a holiday. The more I read that paragraph the more I realize what it means. It's so true, this country was built on the hard work of Americans and we've prospered greatly from the labors of so many that have gone before us and from those who continue to work.
The fact that it was created from a government agency made me ponder so I dug a little deeper. After more detective work on Google I found that the holiday was proposed by the central labor union and that it was first celebrated in 1882. I just thought it odd that strength, prosperity and the well being of our country aligned with anything the government was doing but now I understand. I'm betting that the US Government of 1882 was very different from the government we experience today.
The government reference is just an observation on my part and actually not really where I intended to go with this post. My original intention was to talk about labor and how we create income in this still great country. I wanted to share a diagram that I speak to people about in my spare time. That is time other than when I labor for my employer. (see below)
|From Robert Kiyosaki's Cash Flow Quadrant|
This diagram explains different ways to labor in our country and what the rewards of those labors are. If you follow along you can see that on the left side of the quadrant 95 % of us earn a living either by working for someone else or by being self employed and we get to enjoy 5 % of the wealth that this great country has to offer.
If you look to the right side it is of course the opposite. Only 5 % of us fall there but the business owner who utilizes a business system and the investor end up controlling 95 % of the money. I'll add another diagram here to help better visualize that truth.
Here you can get a better picture of the results depending on which quadrant you fall in as an individual. I know, it's good news for some, but not so good news for others.
Now, don't get me wrong. No matter where you fall I applaud you, you at least are making an honest effort with the best information that you have. That is unless you are fitting in with the current governments plan which is the entitlement quadrant and we won't go any further into that. I do after all appreciate my freedom.
We'll that's it for now - I hope I didn't depress anyone. Just so you know there is hope. If you want to learn how to move quadrants let me know - I can show you how.
Happy Labor Day...