Local Baker Embodies the Challenges of Craftsmanship and Capitalism
Our generation is constantly pressured to get a good education, find a good job, and make enough money to ultimately live a prosperous life. This puts many teenagers under the impression that to be happy, one must pursue a lucrative career and become wealthy.
However, in the city of Philadelphia many people have followed a different path. Individuals who are passionate about what they want to do have turned their childhood dreams into realities. Even though their success can be measured in monetary form, it is better shown through the happiness that comes from doing what they love.
35¬year¬old Peter Merzbacher is a perfect example of someone putting their passion and happiness over their prosperity. Merzbacher owns his the founder and owner of a bakery located in Olney where he makes artisan breads and muffins.
Despite the concern of his friends and family he pursued his dream. Merzbacher stated “there were definitely a lot of concerns from other people but I think I was pretty confident this is what I was going to do.”
For Merzbacher, as well as other entrepreneurs, turning their dreams into a realities involves many risks. He said “I knew I was going to do it and I knew there were risks and I knew it wouldn’t bother me. I knew I had to spend money on it and it wouldn’t bother me. I knew it would probably fail which it hasn’t yet but most businesses do so I knew there was a good chance it would fail but that didn’t bother me.”
So the earlier statement becomes a question: wealth, health, or happiness? Society now seems to force people into one of the three, and it takes a great deal of passion to bridge the gap and achieve more than one.
For Peter, however, money isn’t even that important. “I am happy with what I am doing. I definitely don’t need to make a lot of money. If this flops, it still would have been fun and worth it.” Content with following his dream and creating a successful business he settles to bake his bread and pursue his aspiration.
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