Stay humble and stay fierce my friends

Apr 20, 2019 88 Comments

Came to this country with literally 1 dufflebag and $1500 in my pocket 8 years ago. Did everything from mopping the cafeteria floor to cleaning other's dirty laundry and even cleaning toilets during summers to get through college. My net worth just hit $200k. This is way more than my entire family is worth. Have a steady $200k job and am grateful every single day. Everyone has a struggle, so take a moment to pat on your back. Statistically speaking, You are probably significantly better off than your parents. Stay humble and stay fierce my friend 🙏❤️


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TOP 88 Comments
  • Amazon DaReelReal
    Thank you for coming over legally!
    Apr 20, 2019 9
    • Amazon DaReelReal
      Nope, they only think with feelings.
      Apr 21, 2019
    • Airbnb zjdbdjsna
      Actually it seems to me that conservatives are the ones that think with feelings (usually fear) and ignore facts, data, and logic. Any time I ask a conservative why they’re so opposed to undocumented immigrants remaining in the country, they argue with feelings and start calling names. They ignore facts like the fact that Obama deported more undocumented immigrants than any president in history, or that undocumented immigrants commit crimes at a lower rate than native born Americans, or studies that show that undocumented immigrants pay taxes, do not lower wages, do not negatively affect others’ job prospects, and contribute to the economy. I have yet to hear one fact-based argument that stands the test of logic as to why we should build a wall or separate families at the border.
      Apr 21, 2019
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    • Commvault 🖕tc
      Apr 21, 2019
  • I came with 4 bags, $1300 cash, and a $2k debt. 6 years later, my net worth was anegative 20k.

    2 years after that, my net worth was about $10k.

    8 years after that, it was $500k, and it is now aout a million dollars.

    Well, big fucking whoop.

    One point glossed over in such heartwarming stories of the American dream is that the immigrant with few bags and fewer dollars came here with a high paying job or a good college admission lined up, I.e., we were poor only when described using the age old "bags and cash dollars physically hauled out the airport" metric, but with an almost guaranteed entry into the American middle class.

    If you came here with 3 bags and 2 dollars and had nothing lined up here, and no one you knew to help you, and then proceeded to save 200k in 8 years, that would be a story of great good fortune worth telling.
    Apr 20, 2019 6
    • Capital One TimMcLean
      Apple, you must be fun at parties (the few that you get invited to that is).
      Apr 20, 2019
    • I am told that I am indeed a very fun person. And although "few" and "many" are subjective, especially in quantifying the number of parties one is invited to, I believe I get invited to a respectable number of parties. There is, after all, a lot of liquor being served, and someone needs to sober people up before they leave the party.
      Apr 21, 2019
  • Oracle hurr
    Came to this county as a wife of a man who was trying everything possible on this earth to break my confidence. 3 years later- my TC is more than him. I clean, cook, take care of kids and work in office. Never felt so confident of myself
    Apr 20, 2019 30
    • Microsoft tech.ladki
      @hurr at least read the comment above by ridicul
      Apr 22, 2019
    • Amazon ridicul
      I was being sarcastic in response to the victim shaming here
      Apr 22, 2019
  • Facebook meer
    Similar story here. I came with nothing but a dream, the clothes on my back, $100k and a signed offer from Google.
    Apr 20, 2019 3
    • Google chenku
      That's what he wrote, so probably yes
      Apr 21, 2019
    • Microsoft Hermès666
      Lol reminds me of the IT Crowd’s Mr Reynholm: “When I started reynholm industries I had only two things: a dream,....and six million pounds”
      Apr 21, 2019
  • Amazon kttx74
    My man!! (Or gal)
    Apr 20, 2019 0
  • Stay humble and stay fierce...I love it.

    Congratulations to you OP.
    Apr 20, 2019 0
  • Nice story man. I often feel the same way. We are really fortunate to be in this industry. Some people may get offended by this but I don't think there is anything special about us. We just happened to pick the right industry. Lots of super hardworking people in other jobs with far smaller net worths simply because they're in a different field. I feel very fortunate.

    I appreciate you and your post.
    Apr 21, 2019 1
    • Microsoft grm
      This is very true
      Apr 21, 2019
  • Microsoft grm
    Nice story bro. Most people come here with a bag and a loan (so more like -60k) for masters
    Apr 20, 2019 0
  • Oracle LCg
    Congratulations. Gratefulness reminder to all of us
    Apr 20, 2019 0


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