The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) has published an article noting that Elon Musk took a big risk on a clean energy future — big risks, actually. And those risks have paid dividends, but not only for him. Elon Musk has created thousands of jobs and contributed millions of dollars to charities — including those serving my community, which was impacted badly by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. Elon Musk also led technological and engineering feats that many deemed impossible.
Achieving the title of the richest person in the world was an enormous accomplishment, but FEE noted that what was more impressive was the way Elon Musk built his fortune. FEE also noted that many are quick to criticize those who have attained billionaire status and that many believe that no one person should have an opportunity to accumulate such capital while others live below the poverty line. The following quote is directly from the article, and personally, I couldn’t have said it better myself:
“What is often forgotten in these discussions, however, is the good these entrepreneurs have created for others and for society at large.”
The popular narrative that Elon Musk exploited others and became a billionaire shows what FEE called the deep disconnect between that theory and reality. Not only has Elon helped many, many people, including me, and not only has he made the impossible a reality, but his important breakthroughs have cleared the pathway for progress — for his own companies and for others.
“Rather than condemning Musk, we should be examining his path to prosperity,” the article emphasized. Ever since I started following and interacting with Elon Musk in 2018, I started changing my own thought patterns. Things in my own life that seem really hard to deal with or impossible to get through have become easier to navigate. I’ve survived a lot — but seeing the way Elon takes on problems head-on and manages to solve them inspired me to look at aspects in my own life from a different angle. This type of thinking is not commonly taught.
Elon Musk’s Way Of Thinking Inspires Many To Have Hope & Believe In The Possibilities
I’m not the only one observing how Elon takes on problems and solves them. Millions of others are, including my new friend, Eliza Bleu. I met her at the Tesla Record event in Atlanta last month and Eliza is an advocate for rescuing children who are being trafficked. This isn’t some Q-anon conspiracy — but a real thing that is happening to millions of people. It happened to Eliza.
Eliza was interviewed in a Teslarati article recently and she believes that Tesla could help solve human trafficking. “If traffickers saw Elon working on this issue, they would be terrified of the possibilities,” she told Teslarati. One quote by Elon Musk that inspires Eliza (and me as well) is this:
“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”
Eliza told Teslarati, “I think about Elon a lot because my mission, to me, is the equivalent of getting to Mars,” she adds. “It seems impossible, and I know the odds aren’t in my favor. But, I think it’s important, and I think it’s worth fighting for.”
Elon Musk’s way of thinking has helped many to look at things that are seemingly hopeless or impossible to solve in a new light — and, again, this way of thinking isn’t commonly taught. But it clearly works. FEE noted that innovation has been fueled by people like Elon Musk and not the government. “Innovators are often maligned for their success, despite spearheading the very initiatives those on the left often urge governments to take on,” the article noted.
Elon Musk had to take several risks with his own resources to get to where he is today, and those risks could have had major consequences. Yet, Elon Musk is marketed by the mainstream for being “bad” because of his wealth, while his sacrifices are intentionally ignored.
“Musk is a pioneer, and he took a risk that others were not willing to take on, creating jobs, improving society, and spearheading vital technological developments and research in the process. He was successful because his approach was one that government will never be able to replicate—an approach of creating based on ambition, curiosity, and responding to the demands of the market rather than a mandate or policy.” — The Foundation For Economic Education
You can read the full article here.