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.