The idea of working for someone else is based on a premise: they shield you from the big, bad, scary “outside world.” In exchange, you give them your life.
When we talk about a good job, it’s always on the same terms.
Good work/life balance (so you don’t have to trade as large a portion of your life to the people who in exchange share a fraction of what you are earning for them).
And the thing is, it’s not really clear to me that this exchange is true anymore.
Maybe it never was to begin with.
Maybe those executives and managers could never promise you anything at all, most of all not job security.
And as a consequence most of us spend most of our lives earning a living for someone else, never actually learning how to make a living for ourselves.
So the question, the misfit idea of the day, is:
Would the world be better off with vastly more entrepreneurs, or would it not?
Suppose 50 percent of the workforce was self employed.
Or 90 percent.
Would that work? How would it work? Would it be better or worse? In what ways?
Feel free to share your own ideas if you have them. Until next time…