In Reply to: Maybe you also feel this way..? Addition to the " getting rich" post posted by tigress on February 13, 2003 at 01:24:58:
Hi Tigress, I'm not being facetious about such a serious topic but it is quite normal to feel this way at this age (we're in the same age bracket). This IS the period of great upheaval, wondering "Why am I here, where am I going---I'm in a rut", feeling that there must be something more to life, feeling disappointed that former dreams are not attainable. And yes, because of our cultic past it's that much more intense and frustrating. We've missed out on so much. But how to take this forward? Resolution comes from reprioritizing our goals so they're consistent with reality.
To be more specific to the practical side of your question on getting seriously rich (I can only guess that you are in some sort of admin job? And you're right, you won't get seriously rich that way, unless you marry the boss.) You may already be burnt out on it, but may I suggest you try your hand in sales? Being a former "shiner" frontliner, you'd be a natural in sales, and that's were the big bucks lie as you normally get paid on commission basis. You don't need a college degree to be in a sales position; you just need to be a good talker and a smart worker with good networking skills. Stuff you were very good at doing in the fam only you weren't getting paid for it. So you can turn it around, use it and get paid for it. Does that appeal to you?