Is “income inequality” a real thing?
To some people it is, to others, it is not. But I’d argue that’s not the point…Keep in mind this is my take on it. As a citizen of Venezuela, I feel I have a unique perspective on this matter… thus why I want to share my opinion about the whole issue of income inequality.
Now, I want to share something with you… something about how this country (Venezuela) works.
If you’re lucky and know the right person, you can pay about $300 for a new passport (in some cases, you can even get it for free). But, if you don’t know anyone, you’ll have to pay anywhere from $1000 to $5000, just for a passport.
This is the example that first comes to mind because it’s something I see almost every day. But it’s the same for everything. From getting a passport to buying food at acceptable prices.
If you’re lucky, you’ll have a better life here. But what I want to focus on today is this, what do the “unlucky” people do?
They certainly don’t sit and dwell about how they don’t know someone, or how they got dealt a bad hand, or even how all of this is unfair. That would be pointless.
If not, then they don’t survive. It’s as simple as that.
Now, when it comes to income inequality, does it really matter if it exists or not? If you’re one of the “unlucky” ones, wouldn’t your time be better spent finding ways to overcome your obstacles instead of trying to take away from others?
Is sitting down to complain about how unfair the world is going to change anything? I don’t think so.
But remember, this is only my opinion. Of course you’re welcome to your own. That’s the whole point of democracy and freedom of speech, is it not?
So I’d like to ask you, what do you think about income inequality? Leave your answers below.
Omar Cagua is a direct response marketing consultant and copywriter who’s worked with startups and 8-figure companies alike. The 20+ years he lived in Venezuela make him a defender of the free market.