A New World That Functions on an Old World Basis

We usually can reckon government policies being lagging behind the constantly updating world order.

As of today, the world has already entered a stage of Big Data and personalized commercial products era.

Before time, things were more general and facilitate the mass in the same manner. As the market evolves over time, individualism prevails and generalization succumbs.

But, the general preconceptions of the mass haven’t changed much. There are this small percentage of the population who are extremely adaptable and fast-responding. They excel at this new world that constantly updates itself. And people find gold/values out of the dynamic, or chaotic, way of how our world functions.

There are people who never finish college and become billionaires, but they are exceptions.

I heard this when I was in Montreal during an advising session with a college admission officer.

What she missed about human potentials, is that the people who are well successful today, were no more than normal people back then.

Many people attribute their successes to the fact that they have a wealthy and wellborn background, and the fact that they are lucky.

However, none of these things are the fundamental, and crucial judgemental calls that define these people’s successes.

They built their successes, step by step, by prevailing in their gambles of life. What is that you say? Making the right choice. 

We are defined by our choices. And through choices, we make actions. And those actions eventually refine our personality and slowly cumulate our success.

You don’t grow Rome in one day, you build it from day 1 to day 100, every day, give it a bit of blocks, cement and concrete, and with flowers, green space and people. It’s called cultivation. You are cultivate yourself in your life time, whether you are actively doing so, or wasting yourself.

I personally do prefer the learning method that I absorb knowledge bit by bit from daily intake, instead of cramping a huge chunk of information to the brain in a short period of time.

Many people are too desperate to see the result, but what’s beautiful is not the result, but the process.

Imagine you are growing a sunflower inside your house. The beauty of growing the sunflower is at every morning, when you wake up, you see the fragile soul and how it actively responds to the sunlight shined soothingly through the window. And the moment it is matured, it is the best part of its life-span.

If you overthink about the the end, that this sunflower is eventually going to mature to a shape that you want, you will start to cramp the hours, pour more water, and desperately wait for it to mature.

Whenever people think about the end too much, they lose their sense to appreciate the beauty of the moment. Being fast is an option to achieve result, but slowing down is an option to cultivate your work.

This is an ultimate contradiction between quality and quantity. Do you prefer quality? Or quantity?

Either side of this conundrum is not morally wrong, and there is not a definite answer to this question.

Anything in our world can be concluded as a matter of craftsmanship, and mass production.

The current world order is apparently very mature.

We see all sorts of opportunities barred behind bureaucracy and mundane mentalities of the mass.

If we are talking about innovation, then it is the innovation that challenges the old world order, this mature system.

Innovation only prevails once it takes down the clunky old order.

Harvard Business Review on Management mentioned a crucial element on taking on changes. It says, a good manager can recognize a new change in the market, but an excellent manager adapts that new change. The problem with a corporation doesn’t lie singly with its employees, but the structure of the corporation. Employees can be trained to adapt new challenges, but people neglect the fact that the physical foundations a corporation is based on, also need updates.

It’s far from enough, to recognize the constantly changing ever evolving market, the survival of a business lies on the adaptivity of the whole.

Again, innovation only prevails once it takes down the clunky old order.

There is new, when you juxtapose it with the old. You won’t see any difference, if the old is not broken down, because the old is still the present, and people can not distinguish the difference between the present, and the future.

Why most successful entrepreneurs are white?

Has anyone ever thought about this question before? Demographically, the west produce far more billionaires and millionaires than Asian countries.

The answer is quite simple.

In order to be successful in the west, as the state of the art world order, coming from any part of the world that is not the west, takes forever, to actually enter the west.

You need to have high-level education, successful business ventures, successful career and a whole lot more in order to get yourself a ticket, to become one of THE entrepreneurs in the west. And by the time you meet all the requirements, you are already 30 and more.

You waste your whole youth on becoming the obedient and model citizens the west proud themselves to be, whilst your personal pursuits are completely tarnished in the process.

The idea that why our world still functions on an old basis is simple. Look at universities and colleges. Having a degree to work, is the norm today. It was unconceivable 50 and 60 years ago.

And the degrees, are transactions of time, effort and money. The knowledge behind any degree is not hard to fathom and understand, it’s this mature world order that seeks to protect the should-have-been free and open knowledge.

The contents are barred heavily behind bureaucracy and the incompetence and mundaneness of the general public.

If you want to get X, you have to pay Y.

My friend Alex said this explicitly in an email he sent to me. And it is the world order.

You can never get something free. You even need to pay to work.

This idea in many levels just intrinsically doesn’t make any sense, and it contradicts the concepts of a prototypical economy.

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