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The key to becoming rich and successful is simpler than you think.

There’s a trick to becoming rich and successful in America, and it’s one they don’t mention in most self-help books or motivational classes: come from a rich and successful family. It’s without a doubt the quickest and easiest way to become wealthy in the United States—or anywhere else in the world.

Maybe that’s why, when a self-proclaimed “crypto capitalist hell-bent on tokenizing the world” posted another cookie-cutter list of motivational advice, people were more annoyed than inspired.

The man, who goes by “Pomp” on Twitter, posted a list of the habits of the most successful people he’s met. He offered up such rare gems as “Have laser focus” and “Constantly work to improve.”

The post has been retweeted over 5,000 times now, mostly by people mocking it.

While many people chose to concentrate on the logical fallacies of the tweet or point out that the most successful they know don’t tend to be the nicest people they know, others chose to just use the format to be as ridiculous as possible.

None of this means you can’t work hard and be successful, but it’s also important to acknowledge that the main way people acquire wealth is by coming from wealth.

Of course, if that option isn’t open to you, could always try covering yourself in bees and hoping for the best.

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David Britton

David Britton

David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of StoriesAboutWizards.com.