HUMAN beings are prone to seeing that the grass is greener on the other side. Salaried workers dream about being their own boss, thereby getting better control over their time and what they do. The self-employed at times envy salaried workers for receiving monthly payments on time and enjoying increments over time.
At over 50 years old, I thought of going into business several months back when my services with my previous employer were no longer required after a decade with the group.
Ultimately, I had an opportunity to continue as a salaried worker and chose that.
In my circle of family and friends, many have pursued a fairly orthodox Singapore path of doing well academically and then going into...