originally posted by: game over man
a reply to: Bluesma
So nothing has changed since the beginning of our freedom to make millions? It's just as easy as before? During our process of making millions we have
the same freedoms nowadays as in the past? We can express our selves however we want because that is our freedom and we will make millions? How much
freedom of choice do you have to make millions?
I guess you didn't at all grasp what I wrote. I'll try again.
Having millions, and being famous, takes away freedom.
If you achieve that, you will have less freedom. You will also be a limiting factor for those below you who desire to achieve that.
Power is Responsibility.
Turn that around in your mouth for a second.
Consider the implications.
Consider different types of power/responsibility
(power over self... power over others)
Consider that power/responsibility can be measured on a continuum
(it is not "have it or don't"... one can have more or less in varying amounts)
Is having responsibility over others an experience of freedom?
Ask any parent, it is pretty much the antithesis of freedom! (for both parent and child)
So why search for responsibility/power over others if you want freedom?
Why search for extreme amounts of material to be responsible for, if you want freedom?
That goal is heading the opposite direction of freedom - for you and those around you.
(hint - one can be rich, and respected in their community, without being a famous millionaire...)
So you as an entrepreneur entering the game for the first time, with a million dollar talent, you won't have to adjust to the wants and needs of the
mega corporations? Or will you be able to stay your original self? The mega corporations don't buy these people or their LLC's/Mom and Pop business
and turn them into what the mega corporations want in their ultimate strategy under contract?
I have been an entrepreneur myself. I had a business of my own, and I had competition in the form of huge chain grocery stores. (I had a bakery and
speciality epicerie). Their prices were much lower, I could not match that.
Regardless, my shop thrived, became successful, and when I ran out of passion for the project I sold it for a good price.
I didn't desire to be a millionaire, though my american background made me feel like I should. I "should" want to create a chain from there and grow
mighty. But see, I live in a different country now, which has a culture of "moderation
A strange concept, for sure, but they believe all things are good in moderation, and everything gets destructive or bad in extreme. (either extreme,
too much or too little).
That effects a lot of their behaviors, even as consumers. Those stores which are too big, with too much stuff, at too low a price are looked at with
suspicion. The quality of the products as well as the ethical practices of the large corporations are put into question automatically. The fact that
they cannot chat with the owner when they stop by makes them feel uneasy, as if they are being hoodwinked and treated like cattle. So small businesses
have a better chance of thriving, despite the big corporations looming over them.
It is all in the morals and values of the people, and who they choose to give the power to.
You are holding high in value, right here, right now, being extremely famous and having millions (not being a moderately affluent and locally
respected business owner),
so you are part of the problem too.