The “Work Hard” vs. “Handout” Debate, & Why Sometimes, I’m Embarrassed to Work in Tech
Jay Acunzo

On the other hand, one can argue that the rhetoric by those entrepreneurs is a response to today’s prevailing anti-elitism — that for one to be successful they have to be privileged some how or to have access to things that others don’t.

I don’t think that knowing you need to work hard to succeed in life is privileged information. Instead, it seems that knowing how you can work hard to succeed in life is. From that perspective, entrepreneurs who have achieved great things from nothing should absolutely feel the responsibility to yell — not, in a patronizing way that belittles the have-nots, but in a way that says “hey here’s how I did it and you can do it too!”.

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