I want know what exactly rat race is and why most of the people fall into that trap?

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    Rat Race is a common English term and not specifically to do with finance. You should maybe ask on our English Language site. – DJClayworth Nov 22 '18 at 3:18
  • A few rats are running along racetracks, and the fastest rat wins. – void_ptr Nov 22 '18 at 3:34
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because its more about English phrase more apt on language.se or workplace.se – Dheer Nov 22 '18 at 3:44
  • Rat race is running for something just because everyone else is ... I am working hard, because others are, I want more money because other have ... etc. When one forgoes what one needs and chases things just to chase ... stops enjoying what one has. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_race – Dheer Nov 22 '18 at 3:47
  • Welcome new user! You can and should ask this excellent question on the English Language Learners site. ell.stackexchange.com – Fattie Nov 22 '18 at 15:45

Wikipedia page says,

A rat race is an endless, self-defeating, or pointless pursuit. The phrase equates humans to rats attempting to earn a reward such as cheese, to no avail. It may also refer to a competitive struggle to get ahead financially or routinely.

The term is commonly associated with an exhausting, repetitive lifestyle that leaves no time for relaxation or enjoyment.

In his book Rich Dad Poor Dad, author wants people to get ahead of the rat race by properly managing their Cash Flow or by increasing Assets.

  • Hello! Answering questions that should be migrated to another site, is probably not the best idea. – Fattie Nov 22 '18 at 15:46
  • Still it's a very good answer for the question. – xyious Nov 22 '18 at 17:21

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