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By can-amcitizen | can-am citizen | 7 Sep 2021


Hi everyone. Today I got reminded they we are not as free as we think we are. I was having a great day , enjoying some much needed  r & r . I decided to check my email and that's when life smacked me up side my head telling look ,you aren't that free. You see back in March I invested in this private company ( first time ever investing in a private company) and thought I was finally be able to be equal with my opportunity like the pros, the rich, and the big names in trading and investing. But today I was reminded that opportunities are not  equal yet, that the hard working poor people that make and keep this great country of our running smoothly aren't giving a equal or fair share , we get the left overs. I invested 1000 dollars which is about 2 % of my  entire income into this company. When I did this I knew it was a debt note  I got with this money and not actually shares. Then in May, after several updates on progress the company decided to do an exchange for investors. We were told that we could trade 1 dollar for 1 share . So now I could get 1000 shares for my 1000 dollars, I finally seen hope. This company looks promising for being a great investment. I thought wow, I can finally get ahead , maybe even be able to pay off my mortgage when this company goes public on the New York Stock Exchange. Maybe I could turn that 1000 dollars into 50000, 70000, or dare I even dream 100000.  I have gotten several updates from the company saying how the business just got some upgrades because of their environmental friendly operations. Which in return boosted the company's value.  Then today I got the news, I got an update from the platform that I did the investing from. It said the company had an update. So I quickly clicked on it  thinking great news , maybe they are closer towards going public. The company said it had completed building their building and that they projected having the other 8 buildings done by the end of 2022. I thought awesome, this is going great and smoothly. They are even ahead of the time line. Then I start reading the comments. About the 5th comment in I see it, the heart ripping comment and response post. One person says great to hear all the progress, can't wait to exchange my first round money into shares. Now also know that I have been asking about this, trading my first round money  into shares to this company every time they are posted progress reports to the investors. They have only answered me half the time, saying their lawyers are still working on it.  Now today they replied to this guy saying .......................... we are still working on that, but now we are only able to give this 1 dollar for 1 share  to  accredited investors. My jaw dropped along with my heart. An Accredited investor is someone who  makes 200000 dollars  a year or more and is accredited approved by the government. So that means all of us that are poor and trying to make more money don't get to do it. Once again the rich get to become richer and the poor gets to watch them do it. You see capitalisms only seems to work here in America if everyone stays in their place. The rich can only stay rich if they have us poor people to work their companies(for very little money to keep u working there) to make their money for them. You see, if we (the poor, poor-middle class) could make lots of money and have as much free time as we like to spend how ever we want, or have the choice to make little money, be overworked, and not be able to spend lots of time with our loved ones for a living like we do now . I am 100 % sure we would not work and just enjoy our family, friends, and life to the fullest. This is where I believe inflation comes from also. It is not because money is been flooded into our economy, or any other reason.  People are raised( in north America) to think  capitalism  only works if you have people poor so that they will have to work to live. But it does not have to be like this. did you know that in Europe workers get free healthcare, free medications, and they also get something that is more valuable as far as I am concerned. Ready for this................. they get 8 weeks paid vocation A YEAR!!!!!! .Thats right , there are entire countries out in the world like this. They are even encouraged to take the vocation time from their employers. Could us as Americans even dream that. Could you imagine having 8 weeks off a year, the time we could spend with our loved ones. The free health care, not having to worry about getting sick and because we get sick, we could lose our home or end up bankrupt, getting your meds for free. How much do you think people spend on meds per year. I know my wife spends around 5000 dollars, even with insurance That would be freedom at its best. Even as me been Canadian , still was raised to work hard for companies and to never take time off for ourselves . So to find out how far behind my two countries are in reality was hard to see and read. We can still go after our dreams of becoming rich or have an successful business. But we don't have to do it at the expense of others. We can all become rich. We as equal human beings can boost each other up to a better life. That is why I said I wanted to give away the information I find about stocks for free and start an everyone welcome free chat room for stock trading.  So back to my point. Inflation comes from greed. people want to make even more money, therefore they raise their prices ( because millions of dollars just isn't enough anymore for them ) of their products , and people always use the excuse I want  my children or following generations not to  have the same struggles that I did. That in return raises the cost of living. And if you don't believe me, just think about this....... if the prices for everything did not ever go up  again, would you need to make even more money or could you live the rest of your life on what you are making now and still have a good life like you are now. Or if you are struggling now ,well what if what you made  was  enough to live comfortably and prices never changed. would you need more. If you say yes, then that is what greed is, if you say no, that is what living life to the fullest is. Living to be happy , not to survive. I want to live life to the fullest ,don't you. that is what living in love is. treating everyone with respect and as equal. So back to my story. So now because I am poor(below the 200000 dollars a year income), I can not get the same deal . So because I am poor, I will stay poor. This is wrong , I should get the same chance as anyone else. I just want the American dream like anyone else. I think that law should not be here, the law that gives any power to any body  because of income or race.  I think it should not matter how much I make to be able to get that same opportunity.  Did you also know that some states even have laws that prohibit minorities from becoming government officials of any kind in their states. Even after all that this country has been through, it is still broken. Thankfully our younger generation is going to fix this. They are our future, and it is very bright. So now I am just left with this feeling of been sad and disappointed in humanity again. We have come leaps and bounds , and this is just a reminder we have more to go before we get to paradise here on earth. In the meantime, lets learn from our mistakes and lets all do better. So employers you can still pay your employees well, give them lots of vocation time and you can still make lots of money. And government needs to do better, you can start with free health care and meds . If you want to know where to get this money, just legalize marijuana, and psychodelic medication to get this money from because people do it anyways might as well make use of the money from it. Entire countries in Europe do it now  and their crime has not gone up and people from all over live together in peace.  As matter as fact, most companies in Europe report productivity goes up and making even more money when their employees are happier. We should do the same here in north America(Canada and the U.S ). I bet this country could regain its glory if people could have better pay, more time off, free health care and free meds. No one loses in this, so why can't we do this people. So my lesson today was not to forget that we still have work to do to get to that better place. Sorry about the doom and gloom, sometimes I let it in where it does not belong, into  my heart and spirit. I would not be broken again from this earthly realm. My spirit will be happy, laughing and loving . You know I have been  in an interracial  relationship since 2000. I have seen the ugliness, cruelty, the disrespect (even if it was taught to them by people who didn't even know why they should hate someone else, that's not an excuse for them) of humanity been in this relationship. I think I am done giving the power to those people, I for one am going to give the power back to love . So I will not react to the racial comments in angry that only gives them the power. I am going to answer with love, for if they see their hate can not hurt us , they lose that power and control. And that is what they need to feel good about themselves, it was never really about anything else but themselves and how they feel less then. African American, Native, Asian, East Indian, White, it does not matter. It is what you feel inside yourself for yourself is what matters. If you love who you are (character, and what's in  your heart) then you will love other people. So if you hate other people , ask yourself this..... did the person telling you to hate others live in love. Or did they hate just in general because if they did, it is because they did not like who they were. That is the only reason why people hate, to feel better about themselves and who they are. Alright now, I have hit you all with some heavy stuff today. I think it is good sometimes to reflect on ones self. And I know haters will not agree with me that that is the reason they hate. So I am ready to face the lash back, that is part of the not liking who we are . I know this because I lash out at people when I feel bad about myself too. It is one of the many things I have been working on. So as you can tell , my A.D.D is bad today too(all over with my thoughts). I just want to live life to live, not to survive and some days are harder then others. Giving myself a pep talk with my writing right here and now, lol . So know that I started this writing feeling sad and disappointed in humanity to right now, feeling like there is hope because I decided to not live life in that , I have decided to live life in love, therefore it gives me hope, and that my friends gives me joy in my heart and spirit. So back to my original thought, I am not giving up on investing , I will just be better prepared (research more), I will achieve  my dreams . So on that note. May your day be filled with a smile, laughter , and love.

 

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can-amcitizen
can-amcitizen

I am a 51 year man in a 20 year interracial relationship. So I have had my eyes opened for me with humanity. Nothing surprises me anymore.


can-am citizen
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writing about my interracial marriage, my A.D.D and life's challenges.

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