|My father is a custom's officer. My mom's a manager in a bank. Government employees. Middle-class.|
Dad focused on his mutual funds, mom on her promotions. And both, on everything in between. We now own three houses and close to a millions-worth.
I wasn't taught to be egotistic, brash and adventurous. I was taught to be hard-working, loyal and obedient.
I was told to maximize my intellectual, professional and social value for a company. Not for a client (the former offered better security and were easier to deal with anyways)
Math and Chemistry, not Psychology and Political Science.
Fixed deposits, not stocks.
I started a local website development business recently. My goal? Have something to show at interviews.
I want to know why this is so wrong today.
I want to know why we fixate so much on the millionaire's presentation about some bread-crumb concept like,“Love your job”. Was anyone was not aware of that?
What about an opinion by the 90k-salaried .NET developer. The one who probably couldn't be happier that he payed off his 3-bedroom condo last week. Or am I wrong here?
Why do we continue to preach the greatness, the undisputed manifesto of startups and entrepreneurship in general.
Why are there half-a-million blog posts by some 28-year old on how having your own startup will result in you losing weight and gaining muscle, eating better, dating supermodels with PhDs while the startup simultaneously mows the lawn and cooks breakfast every morning for you.
Why, even when we know that 9 in 10 of us are doomed.
I want to know: Why the hype?