Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
But what I'm saying is that the corporate ceiling is often just as hard as the academic one.
You, your son, your granddaughter, will never be a robber baron like a Skilling or a Lay. But for whatever reason, people somehow cling to the notion that they could be if they just worked hard enough. But no, you're far more likely to win the PowerBall a couple of times. And if you're black, Mexican, or a woman, it's not just lottery odds, it's impossible.
I'm pretty sure I won't be telling my kids that it's impossible for them. They will
be able to do what they want if they work hard enough. I know "Horatio Alger is dead", I've read that book too, but I don't believe the American Dream died with him.
There are already people who have done what you just said is impossible. Of course it's not easy, you'd have to be a fool to believe that it is easy, but it's not impossible.