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How To Solve World Hunger

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Can anybody really solve world hunger?

I’m not a regular user of Twitter, but the few times I do go there, there’s always an interesting conversation going on.

And of course, one of the buzzing topics recently is Elon Musk’s (intending) takeover of Twitter. It’s got everybody talking, from those who do have something to say to those who have nothing to say, but feel they must say it anyway.

Among the various responses to this development are those ‘critics’ of Elon Musk.

One of the common (and pitiful) responses I have seen is from the very highly philanthropic people. These people are always thinking about how to help the underprivileged people of the world.

But no, most of them cannot do it themselves, because. So, they must tell other people how to spend their money for a ‘good cause’.

After all, can you really be said to be solving a world problem if you don’t also insist that other people do the same?

So, these highly philanthropic people have one answer whenever anyone talks about Elon Musk acquiring Twitter for $44 billion dollars – “He could have used that money to solve world hunger, instead, he’s using it to do something that doesn’t help humanity move forward. He’s a spoilt rich boy”.

Although, let’s not talk about the fact that $44 billion for every person on earth is about $ 6.3 dollars at best. Well, not everybody on the planet is poor. Some people are rich enough and don’t need the money.

But I mean, you too think about it, right? Musk could have given the 689 million people living in extreme poverty (according to sources on the web) $63.9 each. That amount could have helped those people eradicate hunger forever.

So, these people are right and Musk is wrong for wanting to buy Twitter. With his own money, I might add.

But wait, what is this topic doing in the Success Letters? What does Musk buying Twitter have to do with you becoming successful?

I’m glad you asked!

You see, this all boils down to mindset.

Remember at the beginning of this journey, we talked about how wealth and success must start with your mindset first? Meaning, that you must have the right mindset.

This situation here perfectly illustrates that point.

Can Elon Musk Solve World Hunger?

The people shouting here for Musk to solve world hunger are missing a couple of points:

First, there has never been a time when it is right for you to tell people how to spend their money. Especially if you didn’t help them make that money in the first place.

So, telling Elon what to do with his money is just plain wrong.

Secondly, ask most of these people if they actually have a plan to stop world hunger for which the lack of money is the only thing stopping them, and the best thing you will probably get is a half-arsed plan.

So, if they are handed $44 billion dollars, what could they do with it? “Ahh, that is a good question. You see, in the eighteenth century, Herr Hermann Hicklebuckle said something…”

Thirdly, people who rely on someone else coming to save them are usually left unsaved for a long time.

They have a victim mentality.

Why aren’t you rich? “Well, I wasn’t born into a rich family”, “My father wasn’t an oil tycoon”, “The government of my country is full of ineffective people who make ineffective policies”, “I didn’t have the privilege of attending a private institution”, “I don’t have money to buy books to educate myself”, “I don’t have money to buy data to do online courses that could change my life”, etc.

It’s always the same excuse – someone else didn’t come to save me.

This must not be you.

Fourthly, these people have conveniently chosen to forget that Elon Musk is, in fact, tackling issues that affect all of humanity.

One of them is tackling climate change by reducing our carbon footprints, which he is achieving with his Tesla’s electric vehicles.

Another one is looking to the stars for possible hope for humanity, through his little company called SpaceX.

And let’s not even talk about Starlinks.

The brutal truth is Elon Musk cannot solve world hunger. No single person can.

Now, am I saying all these excuses are not valid? Of course, they are. But not for you, my friend. Because you are not these people. You are a king.

So, what is the conclusion of the matter?

In his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, author Steven R. Covey talks about the Circle of Influence and Circle of Concern.

People who are focused on the Circle of Concern say, “This is happening to me. There is nothing I can do about it. I’m a victim. Blah, blah.” These people take a reactive approach to life – they are constantly reacting to whatever happens to them. The situation chooses their reactions for them.

You do not want to live here.

Then there are people who focus on the Circle of Influence.

They focus on the things they actually can change and work on those. They live a proactive life. And they don’t allow the situation to choose how they respond, instead, they change the situation by their response.

Winners live here, and you should, too, because you are a winner.

Samuel is an avid reader and a freelance writer, in that order. He fancies himself funny, but his friends regularly don't laugh at his jokes. I have been a student of personal development for several years, and I created this blog to share my knowledge with others and help them become better versions of themselves.

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