Beware of those who urge you to “maintain the status quo” when it comes to your personal advancement. This kind of status quo has slaughtered many of us physically, psychologically and financially.
It’s all about maintaining status quo when you take the little you have – money, commonsense, self-dignity – and willingly give it away to those who have more than you do, in exchange for (more) poverty. We give our political, academic, sports, entertainment and religious leaders our money, with the hope that they (or God) will reciprocate and give us some in return.
Here’s some gentle advice: Fuck the status quo.
Make no mistake about it: Money is power. If you don’t have it, or have people who give you untrammeled access to it, you are powerless. Anyone who tells you otherwise is deceiving you. So the question becomes, how are you going to acquire power now?