Totally agree with the first sentence, yet the second sentence is so often what you hear from those that never took that step and never took the risk to run a business and have their house and savings on the line. Or alternatively, once they did take the step, then realised the complexity and risks of being an employer and took a different tune.
BTW, I have no idea of your sitution or background, so nothing personal here, just an observation from someone who has been on both sides of the fence and had this conversation often with those on both sides of the fence.
I couldn't run my own business , I'm too much of a worrier & conservative with money . Part -time landlord in the midst of leaving the game his the height of my entrepreneurship . Both my Dad and Mum had small business but it never rubbed off on any of their their 3 offspring , we have decent paying salary jobs so maybe the hunger is not there .
Growing up in a family with small business's though , has ingrained a culture in me of supporting the independent or small enterprises . ie if i go for a coffee at work ill go to a privatively owned little café instead of multinational or tip my barber . Yes the counter side of the argument is the young lady in Starbucks will be out of a job .
My cross hairs were set more on the sights of the big corporations as opposed to Bill & Betty trying to run a Take away . Marc 26 is correct there are more than enough little shits out there that think the world owes them living , i overheard it from a pub manager just the other day
But there is also a budding class out there , that are prepared to try and make themselves a success as opposed to the Boss .