Part of the Show

I don’t consider myself in the career market. I’m sure there are plenty of people who go into career based on a strong understanding of self, having pursued education to qualify them for a job they can climb the ranks of,  fulfilling them, providing for them and leading them to a comfortable well earned retirement after forty years or so.

But I more and more (perhaps in naivete, but who knows?), I’m convinced that’s not for everyone. I believe there are people who pursue careers that leaving them unsatisfied, if not unhappy, to achieve a sense of pride or security that may have been instilled with the best intentions from the generation before them.

There’s little more frightening than battling a sense of pride that tells you “I HAVE to do this. I don’t want to do this, I won’t be happy doing this, and I have no notion of what good can come from it, but I HAVE to do this”.

I realize laziness and selfishness exist rampantly in this world. Struggle and challenge can be difficult to distinguish from true unhappiness in ones endeavors. I think we not to stop being afraid to take the time to figure our the difference.


Published by Tommy Link

Tommy Link was born and raised in Erie PA. He began playing guitar at the age of 16, being taught by Claude Braudis at a local music store known as 'World of Music'. Two years later, he began attending Edinboro University of PA, where he started playing out at different local venues. He resides there today, and continues to play around Edinboro and Erie.

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