Spider John wrote:
Don't know if this is correct, but I have read that people moving to the US are much more likely to become millionaires than those born here, because natural born Americans don't realize or appreciate the opportunities we have here.
I believe it. I know many individuals I graduated with that like to complain about the system being broken because they can't find a job. Well, they're only looking at high paying jobs in a specific area they want to work and aren't willing to work hard and expand their possibilities. I used to believe it was just too hard for people coming out of school, and while it is certainly tough, it's not impossible to overcome. I know many people that took low paying jobs outside of what they wanted and just busted their ass until they found a better opportunity. Those individuals who worked the hardest are starting to get what they wanted, and I'm really happy for them. The ones that just don't seem to care enough to put forth the effort don't seem to get anywhere.
This is a country built on hard workers. I'm not putting down other nations, but in the US, if you're willing to put forth the effort, I really believe you can go a long way. You can work at it with a positive attitude, or you can play the role of victim.