There is no “safe and stable 9/5 work” anymore, not for my generation. That’s even more true for this country. Not that I ever aspired to settle down for a quiet life of an office worker, but the opportunity was there. Now it’s not, and it is somehow liberating.
it is somehow liberating
Is it? Sometimes I long for such a world. And it actually exists in places, but one needs to rid oneself of all ambition and fun at work. Then those places do indeed still exist.
Any choice is a burden, especially if it is an illusion of choice. Or maybe I’m looking for a silver lining in a situation that is otherwise… well, unpleasant.
@academicalnerd Well. I feel that too. Sometimes I think these somewhat incoherent, but related thoughts:
Such things occasionally help me to overcome the despair and frustration stemming from lack of control over parts of my own destiny - and BTW, I am one of those who try very very hard to control it 🙂 - yet, in vain so far.
@academicalnerd The rub is that a "safe and stable 9-5 job" was never nearly as safe or stable as it was cracked up to be.
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