How many of us, at some point or the other, have thought about changing the world? How many have done something about it? How many have said “oh its just too difficult… I will just go have a double cheese burger instead”?
Changing the world is hard work. Heck, its probably the toughest work in… the world. Of course, it is not half as well-paying as, say, investment banking. That Ferrari Spider that you had been salivating after for ages? You would have to salivate after a Bajaj Super now. Probably a second-hand one at that.
So why should we not give up those world-changing dreams to fulfill our desires for something as gratifying as a sports car?
Because now is a damn good time to be doing so. The eco-systems, such as this, for such social entrepreneurs are better developed. The pay is not half as bad. With “social entrepreneurship” being the new buzz word, you get some easy publicity. Oh, and you might get some fabulous awards too.
And then of course, there is that other thing. You know, of lighting up thousands of lives, or educating thousands, and benefiting millions, or empowering the poor, or providing clean drinking water at affordable rates. Of leaving this earth a better place for your children.
Of leaving behind a legacy, instead of just a sports car.