Motivational Business Speakers Reaction
As I’m watching the evening TV news about how a handful of protesters from the Occupy Protest thing in Toronto are barricading themselves in order to stay put despite eviction notices now. They say that they won’t leave the site of St James Park in Toronto until the police actually come and arrest them.
This of course reminds me of the G20 and Vancouver hockey riots. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of these protesters of Occupy Toronto also participated in the G20 riots last year also here in Toronto. It’s the lack of emotional intelligence that will get these people in trouble – see my post about emotional intelligence and the Vancouver riots.
Occupy Protests Not Effective Solution
I totally understand the main frustrations behind the Occupy protests where there is much inequality between the rich and poor created by large companies. This is a business economic issue and have to be solved by people who are well versed in this area. Having protesters who resort to the activities that they do in the Occupy movement will not result in solutions. They haven’t even offered any real solutions so their voices will not be taken seriously by large companies.
If the Occupy protests were able to get some people who were successful at breaking out of the inequalities on their own or credible business speakers, they could have been much better spokespeople and role models than the current unknown names who currently speak on behalf of any of the Occupy protests in North America.
The fact that the protesters are willing to spend days and days camping out in some park rather than working hard at their own businesses or jobs to create income says a lot to me. It makes me wonder if these folks would even be willing to do any real work if job opportunities or small business aid were made available to them in the first place.
As for the die hard protesters who prefer to get arrested rather than voluntarily leave the sites, do they even think about what criminal records would do to their employability? Perhaps they don’t really care about being employed anyway.
I can picture some of these protesters retreating back to the parents’ basements until the next opportunity to participate at another protest. These ‘professional’ protesters won’t really be volunteering any real solutions to whatever the causes of any future protests are whether another Occupy campaign or G20.
My own reaction to the inequality claimed by the Occupy protesters is that yes, this is a real issue. However, I for one would NOT want my financial welfare and future to be determined by large companies. I would much rather take such matters into my own hands rather than rely on corporations.
As a motivational business speaker, I would choose to learn more about personal finance, business and entrepreneurship so that I create my own financial future. I don’t need large companies to do that for me.
It’s much more productive in my mind to forge ahead to build my own businesses and invest wisely rather than spend time camping in some park and pissing off locals, some who are folks trying to run their own small businesses.
What’s your view on this Occupy protest campaign? Feel free to voice your comments below.