Every man takes the limits of his field of vision for the limits of the world
-- Arthur Schopenhauer
What I see here is a lack of vision, a lack of enthusiasm, a lack of will, and a pessimism that is truly stifling to the human spirit. I want to shake
these people by the shoulders and ask, "WTF is WRONG with you? WTF is your problem?" If you are 'too frightened of your own shadow,' then stay home,
but at least let those with the enthusiasm and drive pursue their dreams.
You remind of the people left on shore when Columbus sailed. "It's a fool's errand!" they yelled. "You'll run out of food!" they proclaimed. "You'll
fall off the edge!" they stated with the sure knowledge of a flat Earth.
Or to bring it to more contemporary times, when the two Steves (Jobs and Wozniak) attempted to build the Apple computer, they were told that there was
no market, that people were too stupid to use one, and that investment in such a scheme was foolhardy.
Don't you people ever learn? Your objections are most often downright silly and yes, they show you don't know what you are talking about. But
moreover, they draw from the irrelevant past. Just because the Space Shuttle was expensive to build and maintain does not mean that free from the
shackles of a bloated government that private enterprise can't do better. Indeed, it's a given that they can.
And as far as death is concerned, what would you rather do? Die in an attempt to get to Mars, or die while you're there, or die nodding off in a
nursing home surrounded by hospice care, and leaving behind a geriatric cat?
You pessimists here are the kind of people you never want to have in a forward-thinking company. You simply do not have the entrepreneurial spirit.
You are content moving through the ranges and steps of civil service employment for forty years assuming that nice fat pension will be at the end to
see you to your grave. About the only thing you can say about that approach is that you have served as a useful example to others on how not to model
Either lead, or follow, or get out of the way.
edit on 1/10/2014 by schuyler because: (no reason given)