Am I the only one who disagrees with this? Everyone who responded seems awfully depressed to say this is all true. Places like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter all started because venture capitalists financed the whole thing, so they don’t count. Apple gained money when they went public, so that doesn’t count.
Only someone who quits their job with no cushion to fall back on, or no savings, are placing all their eggs in one basket. They are the ones taking the largest risk of all. It’s all about common sense logic, and if you don’t have it, you’re stuck.
Only the greatest ideas fly, and they all start slow. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
This piece sounds very pessimistic as well as the commenters.
Go for your dreams, people. If you fall, get back up. Only quitters fail. Life is all about the persistency and consistency of feeling good. No job where you’re making the CEO richer while you remain their cog instead of pursuing your dreams is worth it leaving.