The system wants us to go to school, college or university to get skills for a job so that we give our hours to receive a monthly paycheck.
We are taught to buy into the 40-40-40 Plan: The 40-40-40 plan. It simply means," work on a JOB, 40 hours a week for 40 years and retire on 40% of your BASIC salary". Sounds familiar?
What should we be taught? The problem is that our jobs definitely are not secure and there is an unemployment rate of more than 50% in South Africa. Furthermore, our state pensions are earmarked to be used to finance our dysfunctional and bankrupt SOE's (State Owned Enterprises) and probably the new National Health Insurance (NHI) planned for South Africa.
We need to be taught about becoming business owners or investors - the right side of Robert K…