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Broke friends

Greetings good people.

I just heard an interesting story, and I'd like to share it with you.

Let's set the scene first 


In the early 90's, McDonald's had a series of commercials featuring a guy named Calvin. According to the commercials, Calvin was a kid who changed his life for the better by getting a job at Mickey D's. As you can see in the example above, he's stepping into leadership and everything is going well. He's putting on for Mack's Lounge.These were even popular enough for comedian Dave Chappelle to make several parodies of them..

Get it? Got it? Good! 

Fast forward to this morning... 

Someone was telling me about a friend who got a job at.....McDonalds. His name wasn't Calvin, but he flipped a few burgers nonetheless. Let's call him Joe. Joe starts working as well as a young lad could. Joe also had a brother, and a step father who was in upper management there with hopes of ownership.

Long story short, some of Joe's friends started making fun of him and his job choice. While they didn't pay any of Joe's bills, this started getting to Joe. Joe continued to work a little while longer, then it happened...

He quit..

His step father and brother said, "Joe, C'mon we're going to own SOME McDonalds one day!" Sad thing is, he couldn't hear them over the loud obnoxious voices of the people he thought were his friends discouraging him. I'll call them associates. Moving on..

What do you think happened to Joe?

People who know where they're going have a funny way of getting there. The stepfather and brother now own several McDonald's franchises. They're successful, wealthy, and healthy.

While Joe is....well...just Joe..

What's the moral of the story Meek? 

Imagine what could have happened for Joe if they all worked together. Instead of listening to the voice of those who were willing to help him, he listened to the voice of those who wanted to make fun. Instead of investing time in his future, he wanted to spend his time being "cool."  Many of those friends who ridiculed him are probably trying to find a couple of nickels to rub together. 
Broke people are generally broke for a reason. If they aren't doing anything to change it, they like it there. Broke friends want to keep you broke with them. If you're successful, you'll make them look bad! Here's some advice, don't worry about making them look bad, make it so you can live good. Listen to those who are where or are going where you want to be. If others are willing to invest in you, invest in yourself. You are worth it, right?

Your broke friends can only teach you how to be broke..

Do what you have to do though, Joe...


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