One Reason to Never Get A Job

From 10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job by Steve Pavlina

Have you noticed that employed people have an almost endless capacity to whine about problems at their companies? But they don’t really want solutions – they just want to vent and make excuses why it’s all someone else’s fault. It’s as if getting a job somehow drains all the free will out of people and turns them into spineless cowards. If you can’t call your boss a jerk now and then without fear of getting fired, you’re no longer free. You’ve become your master’s property.

When you work around cowards all day long, don’t you think it’s going to rub off on you? Of course it will. It’s only a matter of time before you sacrifice the noblest parts of your humanity on the altar of fear: first courage… then honesty… then honor and integrity… and finally your independent will.

To borrow Germaine Greer’s elegant turn of phrase: “Freedom is precious. To sacrifice it, even temporarily, is to betray it.”

2 thoughts on “One Reason to Never Get A Job

  1. Very Very True! Freedom is essential to us at Jun E Caniel. Your right, the people your around will rub off on you. I don’t care how strong a person think they are. The environment will take its toll. Love your mindset, and hope more people get the nutrients from this blog.

    • Thank you! And thank you for commenting. Everything we do snowballs – if we start out with a little bit of negativity, or fear, that picks up more; if we start out with optimism and courage that gathers more of the same.

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