Oh I get the idea alright.
Selling enough of a service or good for more than it cost you to more than cover your fixed costs.
Understand that mechanism quite well and have been doing it since delivering papers.
I guess I’m just more of a democrat than a capitalist.
Abraham Lincoln had a twisty path (including business failure and bankruptcy), it seems. The U.S. 16th president also said:
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.
It is simply a perspective. But every viewpoint is either life-giving or life-taking.
The effect of having lived you life is often the sum of the decisions you make.
There may be ways to round some corners but, my experience shows, everything pretty well evens out.