We all become part of groups (companies) for :
Security – many are better than one
Efficiency – Cheaper, cost effective to be part of a group
But inherently groups bring problems like :
- Lack of Control – some one else seems to control my destiny and impact on me.
- Increased Friction – people are the biggest friction creators (chaos generators).
In life most of us are mix of an individual and a group member. It is degree of the mix that matters.
A individualistic lifestyle requires :
Lots of resources – if you are rich (money or talent), you can ignore groups. Because rich can buy security and be in-efficient.
Whereas group lifestyle would need :
Lead the pack – so that you can be in control and be above the lower level frictions.
Either way, riches and ownership seems to be the only way to have better life.
I am not born with lots of resources (neither got from my parents). Therefore my goal in life should be :
To acquire as much resources as possible. Talent wise as well as $$ wise.
Become owner /leader of something. (Even if it is a small piece of a big group) As autonomous as possible.
Deploy the earned resources to achieve the above two.