Feeling incredibly underwhelmed with my current job serving tables, I have to sit and evaluate my financial life. Money. I study these people who have huge amounts of wealth and I can't help but try to understand how. And I understand money is not everything in life, and that at the end of the day friends & family are of far greater value. But it still makes me wonder how the rich become rich. How did they come into so much wealth? Did they inherit it? Did they know someone who was a big game player and got a big break into the industry (whichever that may be)? Did they go from the bottom of the barrel and work their way to the top of the latter? Surely you would think good old "hard work" is a reason behind why they are where they are, but is it? So many of them seem to have such an easy time, doing very little and gaining so much. I analyze so many friends who work hard at dead end jobs, where they will, at best if they continued working there, go into General Management. It might be OK for them, but I could never be satisfied with myself with something like that. So perhaps it's education? What with their Ph.D's and years of experience? But then there are countless amounts who are very financially successful and are educationally on par with a spoon. It seems like there is just so many different ways of acquiring it, but is there one type of thinking behind it? Is it an idea? A method? A theory?