Forum Post: Isn't the business of business to remain standing/survival while doing business better than anyone else?
Posted 4 years ago on Sept. 3, 2014, 10:33 p.m. EST by IndigoRed
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought the business of business is to prove that some people can do things better than others without having their hands held, that there is this idea that there is no limit to what we can achieve. If people want safeguarded work they may go into government employment which does not have an added motivation of generating funds in order for the business to survive. Even Microsoft has to lay off thousands of employees in order to remain in its lofty position of top company in the world.
Personally I believe in the Zen teaching that compassion is a stronger force for action than the other motivations, but are there any paradigm shifts of business or maybe paradigm shifts of reality that would make this view obsolete? I believe that our minds create our reality because at the base of everything are ideas such as the idea of a nation, idea of trust in money and banks, idea that people are worth doing things for more than possessions. Please educate me Occupy, thank you.