“the person who speaks, shows and tells the thing that is avoided by everyone to me is brave.”
N: What do you think “confrontationist” means?
E: I think “confrontationist” means brave. The person who speaks, shows and tells the thing that is avoided by everyone to me is brave. There’s a process of courage to show and take action with movements. That’s why for me “confrontationist” means being brave.
N: What was your biggest confrontation?
E: 10 years ago when I was just 18 years old, on a TV show I was asked “What kind of thing do you think is social entrepreneurship?”. I heard social entrepreneurship only two or three times until then. I started to explain this subject based on a few sources I read. Social entrepreneurship should develop like this like that… I almost became an expert. Then they asked me “What’s your motto, then?”. And I said, “The world has believed in my dreams”. There hadn’t been an international development yet at the time, SosyalBen had just started working only in a few cities within the country. Afterwards when we watched the broadcast at home, my mother said to me: “Isn’t that a little big?
Today when I look back I think what I did there was without knowing the sector much, feeling the courage to answer the question with what I heard and what I read, and afterwards telling this big motto, was taking action with a confrontationist motivation.