Unemployment vs. entrepreneurship
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This story is about one of my jobless friend who said he is an entrepreneur instead of unemployed.

It’s almost six years completed when I last met him on the final day of our engineering college. One day I met him accidentally at the coffee shop. It took few seconds for me to recognize him. Both of us were excited after seeing each other. When I asked him, “what are you doing now?” He said, “I am an entrepreneur.” I know he was a backbench student and rarely attend classes.  But, I am surprised to hear that he became an entrepreneur.

I was assuming many things in my mind. I was thinking he would be running a business or started his company. Anything is possible nowadays.

With a bit curious I asked him, “did you start a company”? He said, “No.” I didn’t get an answer to what I want to listen from him.

I thought as many young people; he would have started a small business and claiming it as entrepreneurship instead of self-employment.

I was more curious to listen from him, so I asked him, “are you running any business.” Again, same response, “No”. I was confused and thinking what he was doing.

Then he said, “I didn’t get any job for six years. I learned almost all software courses, but no one is giving me the job. So I am thinking about entrepreneurship.”

I was shocked with his response. He was not able to sell himself to get a small job. But he is thinking about entrepreneurship. He doesn’t have any good idea in his mind to start a business or a company.  After my prolonged discussion with him, I understood that he was claiming himself as an entrepreneur instead of an unemployed.

Finally, I thought if every unemployed in India believe that they are entrepreneurs then we can see “Zero Unemployment rate” in near future.

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