In all reality, there are pros and cons with working for a living and being your own boss. It all comes down to your comfort level. Some people like to feel secure and protected so although they will never make the amount of money that a successful entrepreneur makes, they like the idea of have a stable check come in. Other people like the idea of building their own empire from scratch and living the lifestyle of the rich and wealthy. Even though they face the risk of their huge company or small business crashing, they enjoy the freedom they have as far as calling their own shots.
In my humble opinion, I believe being your own boss is the way to go.