THE FALLACY OF SECURITY
“When the rooster crows, the sun rises. Therefore, the rooster causes the sun to rise.”
This statement is a fallacy, an error in reasoning. Although an argument might look formally valid it can still be fallacious and therefore erroneous. Fallacies represent a dangerous idea for society since people tend to accept certain fallacies as truth.
The topic we will be discussing in TEDx IE University is the Fallacy of Security.
The fallacy of security refers to the preconception that not incurring in risk is safe.
However, it can easily be proven wrong.
In our fast moving and ever changing society we need to stand up, speak up and make the difference. We must not allow the destiny to make decisions for us. It is our duty as human beings and as citizens to pursue the best for us and for our people. This is not easy and it takes a lot of effort….and risk.
It is only through risk taking initiatives that innovation will be achieved.
It is only through risk taking initiatives that the status quo will be challenged and improved.
It is only through risk taking initiatives that the world can be changed into a better place.
The Roman Empire was not built without risk. Cristobal Colon did not cross the ocean all the way to the Americas without risk. French Citizens did not succeeded in their Revolution without risk. Neil Armstrong had very little chance to come back from his walk on the moon….however, he took the risk.
Other people take a different path; they choose the fallacy of security. They erroneously believe that not getting their head out there, not speaking up and not trying to be better every day will grant them safety. History has proven them wrong. The closest example we can find is in today’s financial crisis. Unemployment is raising and life conditions are becoming tougher. If you follow the fallacy of security you will try to keep living your live and try not to stand out from the crowd…just in case. You could stay at home, blaming society for your fate and waiting for others to solve your situation. Is this attitude not as risky, or even more, than creating your own start-up? This mindset might buy you some time, but on the long term, if you look for security you will be incurring in a very high risk.
We need to improve, to be competitive, to learn, to change and to adapt. Only through that will we be ready to face everything that this beautiful life has to offer.
We need you: you entrepreneur, you visionary, you leader, you change maker. We really need you.
Take risks and make the difference; you will be safe.
Many things that we take for granted today are the results of brave citizens who took risks in the past.
Let us now be those brave man and women. Let us now innovate, take the risk, invest and create….create a whole new reality, a better place for us an our children.
What do you have to lose? Take the risk, take the lead.
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