posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 10:23 AM
What if jobs aren't inherently evil? What if our unhappiness stems from a place far deeper?
When we think about jobs being bad, it comes from us being unhappy about our lives. If we were completely satisfied with our lives we would not feel
that our jobs were bad. In fact, jobs can be very useful. In one light, jobs can be seen as a way to make money, but in another light, jobs can be
seen as us working to help others. A teacher helps students learn. A nurse helps patients feel better. A store manager helps a store make money, which
entail helps employees keep their job. Even someone who proofreads financial statements helps by making sure an aspect of the business is running
smoothly, which entail helps employees keep their jobs.
So, every job has a purpose to help others, but sometimes or even oftentimes what our job is helping is not how we want to help the world. For
example, helping a corporation that treats its employees unfairly is probably not how we want to feel useful in our lives. This can easily be fixed
through change. Simply change your job. Changing your job might not be a simple process, however, if you break it down step by step, it does become
simple. Reflect on your life what you feel is important in the world. Look for jobs that reflect that idea. Apply yourself to those jobs. More than
likely that will require a big financial sacrifice, but as doobydoll beautifully illustrates, it can be done.
If you like gardening and seeing your hard work create something beautiful on the earth, there might be families living on the same block as you
willing to pay you to build their garden. If you love cooking, and every time someone takes a bite of your famous recipe a smile lights up on their
face, you can sell it to people, either through a local store or your own home-delivery service. If you love being around dogs, you can set up your
own dog-sitting or dog-walking business. I see people do these things all the time, and if you are wise and intelligent you can do it too.
Maybe it's not jobs that make us feel like slaves. Maybe its the choices that we make that makes us feel like slaves. And if you want to get rid of
the unhappiness in your life, then change the things in your life that are making you unhappy.