“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor”- Elon Musk
Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and Space X, is a seriously inspiring human being. If you haven’t heard of him, you have to google him now. Few people have the courage to pursue their ideas at all, let alone take on several of the human races biggest problems at once. Whether it is space exploration, electric cars or ensuring that artificial intelligence doesn’t wipe us out, Mr. Musk has some serious motivation to go where no one else dares.
When this brilliant billionaire was asked why he takes on these tasks, he answers “somebody has to.” He has big expectations and he takes personal responsibility for the success of his companies. He imagines a better world and takes action when faced with the most daunting tasks. He operates in a lonely space that teeters between hero and insane. What he understands probably most deeply is that the future generations of the human race aren’t going to be around if we continue to crash with our current systems. He is boldly convinced that if he doesn’t apply himself to these areas, all of our other efforts will be worthless.
There is a gamble either way. Even if he wrong, what is the downside to trying to treat the planet better?
We all care about the future. Whether we like to think about it or not, we would all like the world to be a better place when we leave. The thing is, we don’t all have to be going as big as Elon. There are small things that we can all do everyday that might help. A simple smile to a stranger will do. Its rare to live in an era where you get to witness the best in their field. When masters like Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Einstein, Picasso were alive, people knew that they were something special. We are lucky to be living in a time where one of humanity’s brightest minds is working hard for the greater good.
We might not agree with all of his ideas, but we should probably appreciate his willingness to try. What The Lifestyle Project is pondering here is how to have a positive impact on the world. We are all learning. I suppose the lesson is that Elon Musk is just a regular guy who isn’t afraid of going after what he believes in. You all are doing it in your way, and sometimes it may go unnoticed, but we want to thank you for being good humans. We all share responsibility and we appreciate everything you all do that make this world such beautiful place to live no matter how big or small it may be. Thanks for your efforts.
Let’s build a better future.
Let’s change the way we travel, together.
The Lifestyle Project