It is interesting to see that Taiwan has so many businesses opening and closing before a clock strikes twelve.
Everywhere I go, there seems to be the same business on a repeating cycle down the street: Drink shop, cafe, small restaurant, clothing store, sales property office, hair salon... What the hairball is going on here? Do these people not think outside the box to improve every day life with some other decision making??? Foreigners do the same here as well...cafes, restaurants, and bars.
I know everything is about the market demand, but if these businesses are not successful, then why open a new one under a different name, or create a new store next to the other 10 stores that are selling the same things?
This makes me question the passion and development of Taiwan. Are many people here too lazy to think outside the box? Are they mostly skilled in one area which inhibits growth in other areas? Are they afraid of failure? Are they just trying impress people with status? Do they just want to not work for other people? Something is just not seasoned well here in Taiwan.
Maybe I see things differently, but I wonder how much Taiwan can do if this country sets limits to establishments being made and demands documentations about what are the owners' intentions on how to benefit society. If a block could see a dojo next to an after school daycare next to a buxiban next to a skill learning center next to a park next to a dancing studio next to vet office next to a import/export store, etc., people could develop differently as a society and a nation. The way we use applications is how we think the app works which gives us a norm, so the same applies to economic growth and diversity.
What's my point? Why have not the Taiwanese changed to improve the economy? What are your thoughts?