Why activist business trends will dominate the 21st century
We as a people love the big flaunter. Whether they are displaying their wealth with big and neck-breaking jewellery around their neck or being on the super-rich list. We seem to both worship and loath these people. The latter for jealousy reasons it seems, but who doesn’t want to be rich?
Though being rich may mean different things to different people, they all have something to do with money. From the person fighting to clim the world famous list to the to the philanthropist going about showing love with his or her money, even the penniless spiritual guru that only want to share love and avoid the ‘evil’ money needs money to support self, followers and others sometimes.
Money, it seems, is indispensable to survival and that is why capitalism is here to stay like it or not. You do not need to look far to see example of the kind of backlash any one with socialist ideals faces when they pose ‘a threat’ to the capitalist ideals that have been in ingrained into our very soul.
I remember one voter, during the last UK election campaign, when asked about her family’s dependent on food banks and how that would translate to her decision on who to vote for; she said “I don’t trust Boris but I like him” This muffled me a little. Here are two people; one profession to be for the people entirely and the other one who’s biggest focus, seemingly, was to support businesses more than the people. And here is a woman in dire difficulties but more happier to support the latter.
Then I realise something profound. It is not in the power of governments to make society more equal. For as long as the government officials could be lobbied to represent the businesses through legislation and the distribution of the nation’s wealth, and as long as the vast majority of general public is also susceptible to influence from those with money to think and believe certain ways, the rich poor divide will not close anytime soon.
What then is the solution?? The solution, arguably, is actually with individuals to get into businesses to use the opportunity of capitalism to affect direct change. The era of street protests and demonstrations, which in truth does not work as much as we hope, should be exchanged for protesting with the right and timely intervention investments, as a proactive measure rather than the reactive measures of street protests. And indeed few social entrepreneurs has embarked on quest that has arouse the appetite of people to live not just for themselves.
Imagine a world where great number of businesses are set up to offer same high standard products and services but with a sweet twist. In this scenarios a lot of the shares belong to the ground workers and a lot of the profits go directly to support the needy in society. That would be the revolution to end the suffering of society and to bring fairer resource distribution in society.
Well, there is no need to only imagine it any longer, because it’s becoming a reality and increasing number of visionary entrepreneurs are leading the charge, with very interesting stories to tell.
There are two main paths of thoughts by which people judge civilisation and progress. On the one hand, some people believe civilisation and progress in society are measured by the technology and rich list. And on the other hand, some believe that society’s civilisation and progress is measured by how it cares for its citizens.
We are proud to say this business, CHAT4US, is very excited to be part of this society-building ACTIVIST BUSINESS movement.