I am frustrated of the intellectual laziness, of the boredom of the young people who don’t take their life into their own hands and fuck everything up.
I am frustrated of the decay of the so called institutions like the State, the Church, the School, and even the Family.
I am frustrated of the emptiness of the Academic system with all its barons and useless papers.
I am frustrated of the illusion of this fictitious Startup world with all their insane inflation of accelerators, incubators, challenges, pitching competitions, hackathons, and so on.
I am frustrated of the devious message that being an entrepreneur is easy, cool and that success is just around the corner, that all you need is a little bit of luck without sacrifice, pain, and blood on the ground.
I am frustrated of the myth of Silicon Valley which almost every city in world would build without having read “The Tinkering of Robert Noyce” by Tom Wolfe.
I am frustrated of the stupidity and corruption of this circus which we call politics.
I am frustrated of the spreading of all those gurus with their ultimate solution for everything in “10 steps”.
I am frustrated of the heroes of Hollywood, of the soccer field, of instagram and even of TED Talks.
I am frustrated of the fact that we don’t know how to think critically any more.
I am frustrated of the fact that common sense seems revolutionary.
I am frustrated of the false hope that technology without any real entrepreneurial spirit and understanding of human nature will solve all the problems of the earth.
I am frustrated of your fear and unwillingness to risk.
I am frustrated of your willingness to sit back, complain, and expect someone else to take the necessary action.
I am frustrated of seeing that you don’t believe in yourself.
If you find this kind of frustration familiar, I’d love to let you know that you aren’t alone, never give up and keep going until you find the solutions that you are looking for and that relieve this pressure.
That is what I did when I founded Exosphere and I’d love to tell you about it some time.