“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)
Happening to things. That is very much a part of the philosophy of the free enterprise thinker.
And a free-market environment which allows the free enterprise thinker to think and become is essential to the process! And the advancement of product development, and innovation, and production, and marketing, and - well, you name it. Think about all of the "ands" that follow.
One big "and" is the risk involved in all of that. Risk may be the biggest reason that people of accomplishment, those free enterprise entrepreneurs of accomplishment, do not sit back and let things happen to them. If an entrepreneur wants his product/idea to come to the market there must be a lot of making things happen!
Look around! This only happens in free enterprise spheres. Where is the new thinking, new science, new tools, new ideas, new music, new art, new CONTRIBUTION, the new whatever (!), that advances everyone, that lifts everyone, that improves the lives of everyone, coming from? All of the controlled people? The people under the "gentle care" of dictators? The economies where the wondrously-smart bureaucrats make all the decisions for the rest of their societies?
Where do so many in the world go to get educated? Go for training in things like medicine, aerospace, global business, technology, or you name it? Where do people go to advance themselves as individuals, as world participants who make a difference, as members of a worldwide, corporate team?
They go to environments that are conducive to all that happening.
According to Leonardo da Vinci, they would want to go to where they can make things happen for them.
Free enterprise allows go-getter people
to happen to things.