So why do we throw our lives into startups, working long hours, fighting through daily failures and (mostly) not being paid enough? I don’t think it’s for some future payoff. Instead, we’re addicts seeking that next high.
Because if we really want to bring change to the world, we can’t just be arrogant nerds who make lots of money. It’s imperative that we do our best to connect with everyone, that we bring the entire community WITH us, and make society better for ALL PEOPLE, not just for an elite few of us who went to the right schools, who dress and talk the right way, or look the right color or gender. Otherwise life is really going to suck when you disrupt those people out of jobs, & they come looking for whom to hold responsible.