Is working for a huge company really more secure than starting your own company and working for yourself?
Some may argue either side of this question, but when it comes down to it I think it's a personal thing. Some people will honestly have much more security working for someone else for a number of reasons I won't get into on this post. This doesn't mean entrepreneurs are better than employees at all. It just means that job security is a relative term. Employees, for their own reasons, have simply made the choice to have their job security dependent on their boss.
Entrepreneurs are different. They would rather depend on the skills of their own hands (and minds) for job security. But don't employees depend on their own skills as well? Yes, but who is the one that determines how long they stay with the company? What if something like this
happens in your community? Novell is known around my community for laying off thousands of people at a time. I bet the employees at that company have a different perspective of "job security" when they read the message in their break room about future layoffs around the corner.
The beauty of life is that we're all different and unique in our abilities. If we were all entrepreneurs, I'm not so sure the economy would be in good health. And if we were all employees, there would be no businesses at all. What's great is that the combination of entrepreneurs and employees make it so that there are good jobs to be had and good business opportunities to pursue.
If you are an entrepreneur at heart, perhaps now is the time to take action. Now is when you decide what you want to do with your life and now is when you write the pages of your history book. Now is the time to live the stories you'll be telling to your grandkids some day.