@adam-l Totally agree with you.
Luck is also an important thing in life. Having 250K $ invested in your company when giants weren't dominating every aspect of the market is a serious advantage.
There are a lot of examples of new competitors being bought off or crushed with underhand tactics.
I saw kids with bright ideas at work, being ripped off by the company, everything you create while working here is our property.
Having the right heritage is also an important factor. Rich family, connections, education, powerful mentors, etc
That being said, an average man can easily become top dog with those advantages.
Most people heard that nazzies were bad. But who knows how they rose to power and what tactics they used. We studied in school about ideologies and reegimes like nazy Germany, stalinist/communist Russia, communism in Europe, fascism in Italy, islam in the ottoman empire, influence of the pope. And this was in high school.
I consider that many people lack basic history knowledge.
For example kapo. Seems similar to what reddit and discord are doing now.
@tchower that is literally one of my friends, or former friends. He found himself a girlfriend and broke all social contact with the group. At firs they were hanging out with us, but gradually they became more secluded. Until they broke up, then both got socially active. The answer from her was: I got totally fed up with him, there was nothing new.
Funny story, but the group booted him.