Rich Dad Poor Dad Essay

It is interesting to glimpse other people’s take on the priorities of life. Some place people first, others money, some fame and others family or relationships. As I listen and read about the advice and suggestions others have in the area of business, I always tend to look at the bigger picture first – what are the implications here as it applies to life as a whole? If I buy this statement, what exactly am I buying into? This all took place in my journey as I read Robert T. Kiyosaki’s book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” and even though I think he had some clever and reflective insights, as bold as I may be for saying this, you might say I have some disagreements. Let’s look at the book and see what he says.
This book is actually autobiographical in nature, or possibly a memoir, as Kiyosaki is looking back on his life and describing his journey to prosperity and what valuable lessons he gained along the way. As the title suggests, the main source of these lessons came from witnessing two dads he had in his childhood; one he calls “Rich Dad” and another “Poor Dad”.
The Poor Dad is in fact his biological father. An Ivey League graduate, possessor of a doctorate, and very successful and educated, it would seem like his life was on track for teeming success and financial security. However, surprisingly with all of his great educational accomplishments he had severe financial issues. His job became his sole source of income, and the job was viewed simply as a vehicle for making money, paying bills and solely surviving. He would not talk of money much, possibly even weakening the weight of wealth and fortune while focusing primarily of being educated in the academic sense. Buying material possessions were also uncommon as he believed money should be saved and that was what created security, although Kiyosaki reveals to us that he was never indeed “secure” financially.
In contradistinction, the Rich Dad’s character and approach was dissimilar to the Poor Dad. Rich Dad was not...