Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Survivalist’s Edition

In Robert Kiyosaki’s bestselling book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, the notion of class inequality is presented as the difference in what kids learn from their parents and how it affects their attitudes and expectations about success in life. In financial terms, this equates to money, but from a survivalist’s POV, this mirrors the jungle. Everything and everyone will kill or be killed. As humans, we’re at a disadvantage physically, so we must use our wits and judgment correctly.

Today on Rob Raskins’ Millionaire Survivalist, we’ll compare the notion of financial success principles in rich Dad, Poor Dad, with the survival success principles demonstrated in the book “The Most Dangerous Game.”

Rich Dad, Poor Dad vs. The Most Dangerous Game

In Rich Dad, Poor Dad, two boys of similar age, location, and social class learn concepts and advice from their fathers. In The Most Dangerous Game, a man’s boat capsizes at sea, far from civilization, and he swims to the shores of a remote island ruled by a tyrannical despot who hunts people for sport. In both stories, good sense, reason, and strategy win. One with money, the other with survival.


In both stories, characters are facing obstacles that stop most people, one with money and one with survival. In both stories, the winner demonstrates an awareness of the importance of adhering to good sense, an awareness of the importance of staying in control, and ultimately knowing which side their bread is buttered. Without this, there’s no amount of money, tools, or weapons to substitute for a winning strategy worked with discipline.

From a survivalist standpoint, we must conclude that rich dad, and one day his son, would be better poised to survive in the most dangerous game, where wits beat strength. The variable here is rich dad’s ability to remain calm in a fearful state. Everyone who’s ever had to face fear has surely learned how smart or prepared they were. The old saying, “Better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war,” applies here.

Therefore, the only conclusion, from a millionaire survivalist’s standpoint, is that the island must be purchased and turned into a theme park so the “most dangerous game experience” can drive tourism. The hunt will be recreated as a show for tourists or participated in for corporate retreats. The merchandising alone would be more than enough to pay the licensing fee to the author’s estate.

The final phase is when Robert Kiyosaki can host live broadcasts of his self-help lecture on the island for the many who believe his methods can help them succeed, even though we know they can’t. This is why we must assume the real motive is for Robert Kiyosaki to hunt them like animals and reward the sole survivor with a free apprenticeship. No problem here…

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