Businesses buy businesses all the time. Why? Sell them. Grow them, then sell them. Kill them, then sell them. Sell them.
A business is a collection of people, but it can be bought and sold like a commodity. It can be nurtured for good reason and also killed for good reason.
It can also be a great experience and a challenge and a life adventure. Most important and most important to anyone with a pulse, it can be a great group of people.
Remember this simple fact and your perspective on business will cause you to seek out those special groups of people. Those groups of people that make the hours go by with a little less skepticism and a little more fulfillment.