An argument in favor of building your own business instead of being an employee

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An argument in favor of building your own business instead of being an employee

Posted on May 10, by Scott Alexander I. She wants her son to take care of her. Taking care of a sick elderly person is a full-time job, one that can involve everything from giving medications to emptying bedpans. He is not very keen on this plan. And she says, come on, I worked hard to raise you, you owe me.

And I wonder, how far does this go? Suppose she is going to need a decade of pretty much twenty-four hour care.

An argument in favor of building your own business instead of being an employee

You owe me everything, you have to take care of me. Maybe she categorically refuses. But the mother is probably right. The problem with infinite debts is that they are really hard to repay. This reminds me of the argument some people make against libertarians: But really, you owe a debt to society.

I get really angry with that argument for the opposite reason. It is so true that one could presumably owe society anything.

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But the idea of handing society a blank check for anything they want out of me is pretty scary. For years, I felt like I was probably ethically obligated to give all my income to charity, minus whatever I needed to survive.

And of course there are people who make fun of this. No, why should I?! I do my part by yelling at you! But I think the opposite tendency, the tendency to deny the debt entirely, also falls short of the mark.

I mean, there are good arguments for doing so.

An argument in favor of building your own business instead of being an employee

You never contracted the debt. A very selfish man drives by in his Jeep and considers rescuing you and bringing you to the nearest hospital.

You wake up in the ICU, feeling cool and refreshed. The very selfish man is sitting by your bedside.When you an employee slowly removing her personal effects from her desk, you should take that as a sure bet the employee is starting to disassociate herself from her job and the company.

When you an employee slowly removing her personal effects from her desk, you should take that as a sure bet the employee is starting to disassociate herself from her job and the company. When you own your own business, you get to shape and flesh out your dreams.

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3) You get to help people. A TD Canada Trust Small Business Survey found that ninety-six percent of small business owners said that being able to help their customers and clients was one of the top benefits of owning a small business.

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you’re more-or-less forced to serve whoever decides to show up at your employer’s place of business. Begging the Question. A form of circular reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from premises that presuppose the conclusion.

Normally, the point of good reasoning is to start out at one place and end up somewhere new, namely having reached the goal of increasing the . When I was growing my own business, I could work for days to create some incredible new lead magnet to attract more subscribers, but in the end, the results were hard to see.

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