2/22 – Entrepreneurship and a Psychology Presentation
This was the Friday before yesterday (as I am posting all of these updates on March 2nd). In sociology we were supposed to take a test on social interactions. Instead, our teacher told us not to worry about taking the test and instructed us to just write a 1½ page paper about any topic of our choice that deals with Sociology ie. women fighting in wars, global warming, Obamacare, gay marriage, homelessness, and a plethora of other things. Additionally, he also said that if we wanted to write about a topic that wasn’t already written on the board then by all means feel free to write about it.
So I chose to write about Standardization in Society. Basically, my whole concept was about conformity and how it’s not right that society “brainwashes” everybody to become a “worker” and trade your time for money and waste your entire life until retirement age. I expressed that I felt schools should promote entrepreneurship in order to create financial freedom and as a result giving you freedom over your time (no longer having to work once you amass enough money to live off of comfortably) to do as you please and pursue your true passions and not business related passions. For example, creating artwork even though you may not be a million dollar painter or creating million dollar paintings versus managing a museum that has artwork or being a security guard in a museum. It was a very strong argument that I made, and I said that society brainwashes us to become part of the 99% of workers rather than the 1% of entrepreneurs, which equates to the financial ladder or the 1% being very wealthy while the 99% refers to the middle and lower classes. Essentially, I feel that we should be promoting entrepreneurship and stabilizing America (like the government wants to). The only flaw is that you cannot create new jobs and employment if schools are brainwashing everyone to conform to becoming workers. Employment is only created once entrepreneurs create a business that expands and needs a human resource section and continually expands. Yes, I know I’m contradicting myself (entrepreneurs need workers for the business to function), but I feel there should be more exposure to entrepreneurship as a whole. Instead of us entrepreneurs, or aspiring and soon to be entrepreneurs, having to search and research about the ins and outs of running a business, starting it up and making it profitable. Yes I understand not everyone will be an entrepreneur, and that’s the point. Not everyone is meant to be, and not everyone will persevere to become a successful one. My entire point was to create awareness and promote it in schools and society. So yes, a vast majority of people will still be “workers” but at least they can say they tried! And the percentage of entrepreneurs will increase greatly. Most businesses fail within 5 years because their product or service isn’t needed nor wanted, except by that entrepreneur. That’s the main reason why most who try will fail and become workers again. Those who find a need and fill that void successfully will become wealthy and their business will thrive.
All in all, I don’t believe everyone should be an entrepreneur because not everyone is cut out for it. I just believe that society should generally accept the idea of becoming one rather than shunning it. For example, I was told by 15 people that it’s a waste of my time trying to create my own business when 90% fail within the first 5 years. Society discourages entrepreneurship. I only asked 20 people, so around 80% discourages it. The 5 people who accepted it and told me that I’ll be successful and it may be hard, but it’s not impossible and I should go for it if it’s what I truly want, were my mother, my sister, 2 of my best friends, and my girlfriend. Everyone else, mostly older friends between 20-30 years old, all disapproved of entrepreneurship. Everyone who wasn’t related to me or close to me disapproved of it. Now that right there, is truly sad.
The point of my paper was to make it socially acceptable and just as routine as waking up and brushing your teeth. I believe we should have the option in school and not have to wait until college to take classes about it.
That was the basis of my paper. I will eventually write my thoughts down concerning it and my ideas along the way will be posted on my business page. Which you can click here to read. I will have my opinions posted, which can be discussed in the comment section with me.
After all of that and working my mind extensively (not really, but it sounded good haha) we watched a movie for the rest of class. Afterwards I went to Psychology.
As psychology started, me and my partner had to present our 10 minute lesson on our topic of Stress: Type A/B Personalities and Perceived Control. We presented today because today was also test day and we ran out of time to present during the week. So we gave each student a set of fill-in-the-blank notes of our PowerPoint and elaborated on some slides. Overall, there’s not much to say on that topic other than Type A personalities are more aggressive and prone to heart attacks, while Type B personalities are more laid back and cool. Lastly, perceived control is basically just the less control you have over something, the more stressed you will be and you will develop negative health side effects as a result. That is what our presentation was and we had to extend a 2 minute definition into 10 minutes. So we included a video in the PowerPoint by former students and the class enjoyed it. Overall we met the time restraint and eventually took the test. The test was pretty easy and we all finished it fairly quickly.
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