Despite the efforts that are being put by various stakeholders, equality and balance in the society will remain a fairy tale. The lobster tale gives us an example of a wider society where only few people will see opportunities from far, grab them and work hard to ensure they work well for them. Opportunities will only benefit those who are ready and willing and there is no way a person will work so hard, only for their sweat to be enjoyed by somebody else. The issue of balance usually comes in, when the efforts of the hardworking in the society pay off and those who did not work equally hard feel that they are being discriminated. Life will always be biased because not everyone is willing to take up the challenge to establish a foundation of success. The lobster farmers had gone through different faces of lack and abundance and devised means that will enable them stay afloat. While they were doing this, the rest of the people were content with their subsistence farming. It would hence be impossible for them to get an equal share of the efforts that had been put in place by the original lobster farmers.
The difference between the poor and the rich, conservatives and liberals is the attitude they have towards life. Poverty is a mentality that stems from the belief that those who are rich engage in dirty and corrupt activities. Conservatives believe that certain things are not meant for them and no matter how much they try, it will only lead to frustrations. The rich and the liberals on the other hand believe that everything is possible for anyone that is willing and determined. Liberals believe that in the road to success, they will encounter failure, but will gain more knowledge and experiences that will enable them succeed (Stepanovich, 2009). The poor remain poor because they are not willing to take risks and because they are accustomed to routine. The fear of failure among the poor and the ability of the rich to overcome such fear is what widen the gap day by day. Since conservatives live with a set of rules, they are unable to make adjustments that will change their lives. The liberals realise the many opportunities around them and thinks of means to explore them.
The system of education that a person goes through plays an important role in defining the attitude they develop towards business. In most developed countries such as Europe and United States, students are taught entrepreneurship skills basing on their talents and hobbies. There is strong emphasis on helping children pursue their interests, rather than burdening them with skills that may not be helpful to them in the future. In china, however, and other developing nations, children are trained to work for the already existing companies due to the minimum opportunities. Students are hence equipped to choose from a variety of options when they are grown. With such an attitude, we realise that United States and Europe have more employers that are looking for employees, while in china, there are many employees looking for employers (Baran & Sweezy, 1966). The system of education in china makes them rely on others for survival while that of Europe trains them to be self-reliant. The concept explains why people from developed nations will only visit developing nations to explore resources, while those from developing nations will visit developing nations in search of green pastures. They are blinded from seeing and utilizing the resources that surround them.
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Stepanovich, P. L. (2009). The Lobster Tale An Exercise in Critical Thinking. Journal of Management Education, 33(6), 725-746.