It’s not that I don’t believe in ideas anymore – that would be like not believing in the sun or the sky. As long as people breathe, they will continue to have ideas. What I really mean is: where are the ideas whose singular purpose is not to line pockets or take advantage of others? Even the ideas that are seemingly well meaning are well meaning with the hope of riches beyond belief.
There was a time when someone bought a home because they wanted to spend their life in it. Now it’s an investment. People started businesses to feed their families, not with an eye on world domination. Over the years our view of the American dream has been distorted to the point where it appears like our image reflected in a funhouse mirror.
The greatest shortage this country seems to have is of people who think beyond their bank account, home value, or 401K balance.
Where are the people whose sole intent is to have a positive impact? Where are there ideas? And how do I meet them?