The Mission of Manufacturers

Tap water is a processed product that comes at a price. It must be paid for. A person who steals a product of value is punished. As long as water is in abundance, however, one never hears of a tramp being punished for turning on a roadside tap and drinking his fill. Why? Because water is abundant.
This demonstrates the mission of the manufacturer, which is to produce commodities for daily life as abundantly as tap water. No matter how valuable a product may be, it can be supplied to consumers at an extremely low price if it is manufactured in large volume.
This is where the true mission of business management lies.

Source : "My Way of Life and Thinking"