The Road Is Rocky For An Entrepreneur
Today in my town, in a glutted market dynamically changing at a rapid rate, with a pinch of apocalyptic mood and an increasingly uneven general business practice going around, it became very hard to survive for small and medium businesses. Plenty of the shop owners, handicrafts and trading companies that I personally know are currently struggling (economical) to death. It's obvious that many of them only carry on because the job market offers even worse abilities.
It's a chain reaction. In fact, besides the domain of top-level professions, a mass of companies are paying employees much less than they were 20 years ago. Applicants are often advised to accept pocket money income for a full time job in combination with government benefits, such as unemployment pay. Themed as: Learn how to lie and cheat to make your way.
Well, I think times had been too good (to be true) for some Western countries in the last decades. In my area, especially around the '70s, it was almost assured to anybody to become quite prosperous just by following the average social behaviour. This can't be the real world.
Truly circumstances had been much worse in the past, and they still are in most of the countries worldwide. Happiness and success is for those who cope well with negatives. Again, running an own business naturally requires 150% hard and constant work, flexibility, creativity and effort, including the risk to be someday gormandized in the jungle! We shouldn't look back to former claims, but sustain the old values while we are trying to break new grounds.
I'll fade out with a quotation from the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche: "The only work that is really worthwhile in the long run, is the work on our selves". And this item will neither be rare nor unfair disposed.