As a species, humans started out being dependent on one another for survival. We relied on each other for food, shelter and safety in small communities that were defined by physical locality. It was a necessary arrangement and it was successful at keeping the species going.
Fast forward thousands of years to today.
We now live in boxes, surrounded by fences, drowning in stuff that we own in duplicate to our neighbors. We struggle to keep our patch of land, food on the table and ourselves safe from other humans. We fight over money, we’re unhealthy and we’re lonelier than ever.
So what went wrong?
Separation from each other in fear, running from our own shadows, distracting ourselves from our grief with consumerism, technology and busy-ness. We tricked ourselves into becoming independent and free by removing the intrinsic human need we have for true companionship, community and co-creation.
And now we have a new trend of separation in business…
Solopreneurism: Separation disguised as freedom.
The solopreneur was born from prison.