society has created and sold us all a recipe for success: go to school, go to college, you will get a great J-O-B and then in 30 years you can be free … i call bullshit on this recipe!
has this recipe worked for you? i haven’t met many in my 40+ years on this planet (although there are a few), but i sure have met a ton of people working really hard to make it work. even the older generation that was able to make this recipe work have found that by the time they get to the freedom part of the recipe their bodies are starting to have more problems than will allow them to play with all their new free time.
entrepreneurship doesn’t guarantee freedom either, but it can create a free-er lifestyle where you can travel, play and enjoy life while you are still young. fact is there are more millionaires on the planet now than there ever has been due to the increase in the entrepreneurial spirit going out, taking a chance and hitting it big.
13 years of an american child’s life is spent teaching consumerism and conformity, it’s time to change that in our education system. if you have the gift of a free spirit and an open mind share with a child, go speak to high school or jr. high programs and show them opportunity options, what if we created programs within our small companies that allowed students to help out and experience entrepreneurship in action (the good and stressful sides)?
schools probably aren’t going to change, especially not quick enough to show our current students that not all of them are going to fit in to the J-O-B mold and that it is ok … they will have an amazing future ahead of them!