For over 14 years I have seen a whole lot of "dead flies" and really it bums me out.
Here is what I am getting at:
Have you ever been completely annoyed by a fly buzzing around the house? You know that one fly who always seems to show up, banging itself against the window over and over again, then maybe, just maybe he flies out into the room just far enough to make it to the next window in the house. You just want the fly gone, to stop buzzing around and to stop knocking itself against the window over and over again. So what do you do, maybe open the door and hopes it flies out? Maybe grab the fly swatter and then chase it around the room? Maybe open a second door, the one right next to the window? Still the fly keeps banging itself against the glass and pretty soon he will join his friends on the window sill, dead, baking in the heat from the sun being magnified though the window.
All that fly would have needed to do was fly out just a little bit further, out away from that huge window, the same window all his dead fly friends were banging against? But no, there are a whole lot of dead flies on the window sill.
On the flip-side, have you ever noticed that every now and then you're able to shoe the fly out the door, or even sometimes it finds the way out all by itself? It hasn't happen to me nearly as often as finding a dead fly on the window sill but occasionally it makes it out. I LOVE IT, it makes my day only because it makes me think about entrepreneurship.
Here is why...
I have found that for over a decade now, from what I can tell Americans are like flies. We group together at really crappy places and we do it over and over again, we all take the same routes to and from home every day. Many of us just do all the same things the people before us have done day in and day out. Most of us will be dead and buried more or less in the same place. BUT there are a select few who fly out look the other direction and then make it out that open door. Those are the ones who get a life of freedom. Yeah there are some pretty scary things that come a long with that freedom but now you have the choice to go and live a life anywhere you want. You get to live a life of adventure. You can choose when and where to go. You are not banging yourself against that window over and over again, you are not going to end up dead on a that window sill.