Not recognizing your blessings feeds into the dark side of capitalism and meritocracy: success is a choice, and that those who haven’t achieved success are not unlucky, but unworthy.
1st Base: parents immigrating into the US. More $$$ for entrepreneurs, freedom to challenge institutions, not going bankrupt if company fails.
2nd Base: born a white heterosexual male at the right time. Dow Jones increased 445% on average during prime working years. Scott raised +$100m for his startups in the 90s in SF.
3rd Base: an elite education. For the class of 2013, Dartmouth, Princeton, Yale, Penn, and Brown had more students from the top 1% of the income scale than the bottom 60%.
- Third Base. Scott Galloway. https://www.profgalloway.com/third-base/ . Dec 13, 2019.