We live in a world that is run by big businesses. We have countless non-profits that are doing exceptional work to help against climate change and world hunger and other ideas like that. However, none of them have been able to actually solve the problem. Mahatma Gandhi said, “be the change you want to see in the world” but if today I start recycling, that doesn’t guarantee that the rest of the world will start following in my footsteps. The issue still remains unsolved even though I have done my part. That’s why you always put in 110%, that’s another thing I’ve always been taught growing up.
In the non-profit environment, the resources being used are consistently being drained. At one point you run out of money to fuel. I feel like if you choose to donate some money to a third world country thinking it will make a huge difference, it’s like trying to clean up spilled milk with your hands, it makes a difference, but it will never be good as new. Ever heard that expression “catch a man a fish you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish you’ve fed him for a lifetime”? Well, in that same way, I want to invest my time in making these countries that can’t provide for themselves, self sufficient. Instead of just pouring in money as charity thinking it will solve something, or posting something on Facebook, or volunteering a couple hours a week to pick up some trash, actually create a framework for them to build off so that they can begin to re-invest in themselves.
In a world run by the top 1%, the only way to beat a business, is with a business. I am going to start my own company, make a difference in the world. But not a business like Facebook, Apple, or your local pizza shop, something world renown, something bigger than anyone has ever seen. That’s how we have to not just talk about a more beautiful world, but actually make it happen.