Of course I couldn’t resist reading your story when Amy Marley pointed me to it. And I’m glad I did.
You definitely ask the right questions and come to some important conclusions. It IS really hard to have a startup and try to change the world within the current system that has made money God.
I love your fierceness. But my heart is with Emily. Struggling, trying so hard and feeling guilty with every compromise.
And I don’t agree on your observations about the Ellen Macarthur Foundation. They inspire yes, but sorry, their mindset is still very McKinsey, big business, money-is-all based.
For me, it’s different with the loneliness though. Ever since I started on my path I met so many great people! Some of them have become my friends for life. All struggling, yes, some more than others. Some making compromises, some just downright angry all the time.
But the most important part in my view is that we all keep supporting each other. All in our different ways and different circumstances.
This week, I had a talk with a younger woman, a filmmaker in LA. And she said: you are so kind. So generous. So supportive. Well, why wouldn’t I be? If we don’t start with ending the loneliness of all these great changemakers, how can we ever change the world together?
Let’s change our mindset from competitive to collaborative. From scarcity to abundance. Reach out to each other and make space in our weeks to have some talks with other changemakers once in a while. Listening to their struggles, supporting.
We would end the loneliness and become so much stronger together! Let’s also stop thinking in political left and right. I believe in entrepreneurship and local vibrant economies based on basic needs. I write about regenerative business models, based on synergy, to make it happen. People think I’m right wing just because I don’t believe we have to have a big government.
Although I do write about basic income as well. And then people say I’m too leftist. But my journey became so much easier when I quit the 60-hour job and had time as a freelancer to live and feel and have a calm head again.
Well, my response is long enough now. I don’t have to convince you that I’m with you on your journey I think. LOL. Just tell Emily and your wife I admire them immensely!
Feminine values, women with all their doubts and insecurities, will change the world. Make it human again. And if we all, men, women, children (with their uncompromising views, love them) support each other on this road, we might come far.
Keep up the good work. All of you!