So, I may not be going out to outer space, and I’m no Richard Branson (not yet at least ;), but I’m on a mission none the less.
The world is full of problems, and instead of complaining or being ignorantly blind, there are a couple problems I’m trying to get to the bottom of. Also, although I’m see tons of potential in the applications of technology, I’m not a fan of tech for the sake of tech. Tech for me is a medium to solve human problems.
So without any further ado, here’s my mission broken down into 3 parts:
- Access… I was born and raised in a upper-middle class family, but surrounded myself with friends through the whole spectrum of socio-economic status. What I realized was contrary to stereotypes, intellect is inherent in all, but due to lack off access, socialization often ends up funneling that intellect to nefarious activities. Think about it, what do you define as cool or worth aspiring towards — For me it’s being the CEO of a rapidly growing internet company with a social mission to make the world a better place! On the other hand, I have friends who aspired to cash out slanging herb, get rich in finance and sacrifice progress for profit. With that being said, the aspirations of all are sculpted by their peers and idols, so by creating an ecosystem of access that allows others to aspire to nobler causes beyond the ones immediately surrounding them, human kind can achieve much greater feats.
- Passion Passion Passion. At the end of the day, our measure of wellbeing should not be GDP, or unemployment rates, it should be happiness. It’s a privilege to think of work beyond wages. In the startup scene I’m surrounded by tons of passionate individuals tackling problems they care about. Whereas I also have friends drudging work but it’s the only way to put food on the table. Passion is the key to unlocking society’s hidden potential.
- Let’s flatten this damn pyramid.
How I make this happen you ask?
To be continued…