Working for one’s self isn’t for everyone. I cannot stress this enough. Many sites pushing business opportunities of all sorts using a “hard sell” approach get into some light teasing about those who “don’t want to be their own boss”. “Maybe you don’t want a dream house and a nice car. If that’s you, you can stop reading right now.” these sites read. I will be honest – I use to read that “hard sell” teaser “catch line” and laugh myself. “Phshh! Who doesn’t want a dream house and nice car?!” I would think to myself. “Of course, people should want to go into business for themselves!” Actually, what I have found is that that couldn’t be further from the truth, and that is not necessarily a bad thing like so many hard sell opportunity sites would have you think! A considerable chunk of the world’s population, I have found, simply does not, and never will, want to work for themselves, and that is not a bad thing! There are many people in this world who simply do not think the idea of working for themselves sounds appealing and never consider going out on their own simply because they don’t want to - not because they can't or are lazy! These people are happy to work for someone else for their entire lives and receive paychecks. People who feel this way might – in fact, many frequently do – talk about the pangs and toils of their work and how crazy it gets; but, deep down inside, they wouldn’t have it any other way. But the whole point I am trying to make is: NONE OF THIS IS BAD AT ALL!
Working for a "boss" isn't a bad thing at all in and of itself! The vast majority of us alive today on planet Earth, I would venture to guess, have grown up receiving subtle, but very direct, training since birth that we are expected to “grow up and get jobs”. Some of us are even subtly pushed through the education system and into higher education because “that is what a person should do” and “it will get you a better paying job”. Others of us, on the flip side of this, may never even complete school and start working to earn our bread very early on in our lives. Whether we learn to accept it over time or it just feels perfectly natural to us from the beginning, most people live out their lives to completion as an employee of an employer and really wouldn’t want it any other way – and there is nothing wrong with that or “bad” about it. No one is “being cheated” like some would have you believe.
Businesses need employees! Yes, there are even online businesses that need employees! If absolutely everyone on the planet were to quit their “day jobs” tomorrow and go into business for themselves, our whole current modern global economic system would collapse overnight! Now, some would argue that should happen anyway (and maybe it should), but that is neither here nor there. The point is. Not everyone wants to go into business for themselves, regardless of how that would change the way economies work. So, while going into business for yourself might change one person’s life from Hell to Heaven overnight, it might change 10 people's lives in the exact opposite way, putting those people who use to be employed and happy (or at least "feeling normal") in a position where they ultimately always feel constantly more uncomfortable and, thus, live life less fulfilling lives than they otherwise would have had they continued working for someone else. Businesses need employees to work for them, and there are many people in this world who can fill that role happily. Be an employee in a traditional employer-employee role and live your life with pride if that's the kind of thing you are into!
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