Some of us wanted to be an artist. Or an astronaut. Or an inventor. I dreamed to be an entrepreneur. I wanted to build a company that would change the world.
But society wants us to conform. When we take the risk to share our fragile ambition with others, most would crush it as quickly as they can.
Year by year, we lose faith in ourselves, choose the safer options, and change ourselves to fit in. We start thinking, "who am I!" And that's when the dream will forever remain a dream.
When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world-try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. But life-that's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact. And that is everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it-you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
For the past seven years, I have been a good employee. I worked hard, got promoted, and made more money. Then I got a car and started eating nicer, more expensive food. Also, I experienced and learned many things that would help me when I start my company (e.g tripling team size, layoffs, acquisition, management). Life has been comfortable.