Micah and I watched “Masterminds” last night. It’s a show about people who brilliantly broke the law. Of course, there’s the important message that jail sucks and yes even brilliant people get caught.
The story was about a young man who’d figured out how to counterfeit Canadian hundred dollar bills. Apparently there are crazy security features but he managed to bypass all of them.
Then he and his crew started printing them in bulk–eventually selling them through a fence (handy, so that all their money wouldn’t be counterfeit).
One of the fascinating parts of this story was how much he and the guys ended up working. He said it was a lot of work and they got obsessed with it (and greedy). So while they were making thousands of dollars a day (literally) they were spending hours a day, sometimes even more than 10, working on it. Of course, they also spent time using their money and living it up.
I think it’s kind of ironic. While they didn’t earn that money legitimately, they certainly “earned” it through all the work they put in.
Even printing your own money requires a lot of hard work. Sorry, there’s still no way to get rich quick.