OK, I had to laugh. I saw this post on Visual Capitalist earlier this month: Which country is the cheapest for starting a business? Drumroll please:
- Venezuela at $0 (USD)
- Rwanda at $0
- Slovenia at $0
- Kyrgzstan at $8
- Sudan at $8
The rest of the top 10: Timor Leste, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Egypt.
So let’s get real. Who wants to start a business in those countries, unless of course you already live in those countries?
I’m not sure about you, but every time I climb into an Uber, it’s not uncommon to be driven around by someone from a foreign country. I always ask them, “What brought you to America?” Without fail, they say the same thing: “Opportunity.”
Some years back I was in Switzerland and my cab was driven by a man who had moved from Great Britain for the same reason: he thought he’d find more opportunity there. But he was in the process of moving back. He didn’t find the opportunity he thought.
While we live in a time of increased division and conflict, it’s a good time to remind ourselves that we still live in a land of opportunity. That’s something to be grateful for.
Photo by Jack Young on Unsplash
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Published August 25, 2021
Topics: Culture Commentary