Living Large by Living Small
Like most in the startup community, I've been following (how could you miss it) the various media coverage of the economic downturn and contemplating what it means to me both as the employee of a startup and as an aspiring entrepreneur.Â Here's what I have to offer for your contemplation, as I continue mine.
Some favorite song lyrics by Onelinedrawing for "Livin Small" come to mind:
These dreams'll raise you up Some kids wanna be rockstars, and some kids wanna be firemen
But those dreams'll mess you up If you're in it for the bright lights and the battle scars It'll turn you into a liar, man
I don't know if I've seen a million faces I'm not sure if I've rocked them all All I know is I've met a lot of people Filled a lot of spaces Learned to jump and learned to take a fall And if that's not livin' large, then I'm happy livin' small
Well, most of us, when we go out looking, as we do, for our lovers and our friends Yea, we know it's not just supposed to be about what looks good We know it's not really all about the benjamins Yea, but business is a lot like love and business is a lot like friendship, isn't it? Yea, well either way, if you just go out looking for what's rich and hot You'll end up with a piece of shit
I don't know if I'll make a million dollars Yea who knows, maybe if I return those calls... All I know is when I tune in, turn on and go out It's not my radio It's not my tv show It's not my rock-n-roll Looks like one big fashion show All these punk rock pimps and hoes Sellin' this and sellin' those Sodas, cars and phones I mean, what's the dilly, yo? This channel isn't clear at all And if that's what passes these days for livin' large Then I'm happy livin' small.
Jonah playing this song live, in a living room (wish I had been there):