You shouldn't take your personal success and apply it to other people.
While it is true that I'm probably an outlier to some extent the reality is that the opportunity is there for all of us. Again, we have almost the sum total of human knowledge available 24/7 from cell phones that even the poorest individuals all seem to have. The statement I responded to was about people having the chance to be able to earn a living that's good enough to support oneself at a bare minimum off a single job. We don't need to do anything to make that a reality because that is the reality already. The opportunity is there for anyone and everyone who wants to seize it.
They may not be as adept at learning new skills or have just the right amount of innate talent or connections to land them a job they enjoy doing.
Education or Training is optional, but some people are just really... bad at learning. Somthing to do with Dunning-Kruger effect or some such.
This is a good point and I don't deny that there is truth to this. However, it generally seems that most people are good at something. Whether or not they truly learn what that something is or whether or not that talent can earn a good living is another matter. I find that people work best when they have a passion for something and embrace that passion. Not everyone has that but I think the bulk of the population is either smart enough to earn some kind of living where they are self-supporting or they have at least one aptitude that can take them further than that. There is a such thing as low intelligence but I think the bigger problem is a lack of motivation on the part of some people.
Now, having said that, IDK what to do with such people.
As I've said, the military conducted a 100 year study and found that some 1 in 8 are virtually untrainable. I don't know what to do with those people either. They will probably always be a burden to someone regardless of the social programs and assistance that's available from the government today. My point is that the solution isn't to screw the other 7 super hard just to make that 1 person better off. There has to be a way to make things better for number 8 that doesn't involve buttfucking the other 7 without lube. You can see what's happened with the Affordable Care Act and how helping the poor by paying for their health care coverage has simply raised prices for everyone else. This hits small business owners and the middle class fucking hard. Its much the same thing with other products and services.
I mean, seemingly, humanity is too obsessed with its self image that we have kind of stuck ourselves into this rut that we can't climb out of.
Like, I am pretty sure that we literally poses the technology and manpower to solve almost all of the problems humanity has caused, like poverty, and still have more than enough to colonize the Moon and Mars by now.
However, for many reasons, we're really not progressing, so far as Humanity's potential is concerned.
TLDR, where is our sci-fi utopia and why are we heading into sci-fi dystopia?
We are progressing, but its odd how its working. We have a large gap between the people who are building electric cars and working on nuclear fusion or exploring the universe through mathematics and science and the mouth breathers that watch Jersey Shore and take selfies of themselves all day long. Socially we are progressing in some areas and going full retard in others. Technologically, we are more advanced than we've ever been and we are advancing at an increasing rate.