Are you angry? About the world? All of the time?
When I was young I was angry.
So much seemed to be wrong in so many parts of the world — I didn’t know what to do, I just knew I wanted to do something. Yet changing the system seemed impossible for millions to bring about, never mind one angry teenager.
8 years ago, a simple thought changed my life. I realised ‘the system’ — with its business, jobs and money — is not the problem, it’s just a tool.
Most use that tool to prosper regardless of their impact on others — but you don’t have to.
I started a business that finds ways to use the web — something I knew a lot about — to improve lives. We make a profit so we can pay fair wages, and reinvest what’s left into doing more good.
This is a “social enterprise” — it puts people, not profit, first. I think the world would be better if every business were replaced with one.
I’m not noble or brave enough to give everything I have to charity or to fly to a more needy country to lend a hand. But every day I do a job that I know makes the world a little bit better instead of a little more unfair.
I’ll never make much money from it. But I feel rich — and a lot less angry.