so i will switch gears right now ..
why do you want to get "rich" ..if you have kids they will be very "old" before you die and pass it on.. and on the same note .. you can make a lot of money now if you really want to.. then what ..will you do with the 60-80 years after that ..just keep earning more money ?
forget getting rich .. forget retiring ..forget a lot of what the old system taught you .. that system is limping along and collapsing ..
the only way to live a long happy live and get to that 100+ mark .. is to do stuff your passionate about ..not one passion but many many passion that you can nit together in the work you do to create value. stuff that gives your life meaning and gives you a reason to open your eyes every day ..
what good is getting rich if your misserable and need a illicit drug habit and a long list of prescribed drugs to get through the day .. what good is putting you day into building and furnishing a home you never get to live in and enjoy .. when more so than ever you can lose all that in minutes to a freak weather event ..
look at yourself today ..and ask yourself what can i do today to make my life better today ..that also will make the next 60, 70 , 80 years better ..learning new thing.. testing out new stuff to find stuff you like that you didn't think you would like .. try baking your own bread instead of buying from the store ..
day by day the things you use to need a lot of money for are cheaper..you have access to unlimited music and entertainment for free ..plant a garden and your food costs will go way down ..while your health might get better .
The one thing the will get more expensive at least for the next decade or so .. is getting sick and being misserable .. and the list of other things that go along with not taking care of yourself ..
the paradox is .. that if you do stuff that engages many of your passions and makes you money ... chances are you will do a lot more stuff and have much more opportunity to make money ..