Many of us are in the habit of burning our candle at the both ends. We are so busy with our work that in the process we tend to overlook the fact that life is much more than just the work. It’s time we give a thought about our workohalic ways.
The matter of the fact is that if we want to get ahead in much of the corporate world, we need to feel that we are doing something important, that we are someone important. Which is why corporations bestow us with titles such as president, vice-president and chief this-and-that. It’s also why we learn to speak a special language that dresses up banal actions in game-changing, out-of-the-box verbiage. And it’s why everyone is always so “busy”, even though they’re often just busy doing busy work.
Finally, it’s why a certain strata of people feel justified in taking home disproportionately large salaries for jobs that contribute very little to society.
And yes, there is also the possibility some of us have a meaningful job we love or that we are simply happy to have paid employment and find self-validation outside of prescribed capitalist notions of success.
A recent study by the London School of Business and Finance found that 47% of professionals in the UK wanted to change job. That figure jumped to 66% among millennials (people aged between 20 and 34). Further, a report found that nearly half of workers in the UK plan to quit their jobs this year.
More than three million Americans quit their jobs last December, the highest number in a decade. This is a good indicator that the US economy is doing OK, but also shows that our attitudes towards work are shifting. Suddenly, dropping out is the new leaning in.
Stressing out about your un-fulfilling job is a pretty privileged problem to have. But accepting that the world that capitalism has created is the real world and that it works a certain way is the real problem. Happyho also provide best tarot reading services in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
The scholar and author Nassim Taleb wrote: “The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.”
Many of these seemingly covetable graduate jobs are basically stepping stones to a life-long money addiction. You get used to a certain lifestyle and pretty soon you are tethered to it with a mortgage.
Very often it is not even the money; it’s the social currency: having an impressive answer when people ask: “What do you do?”
The best thing to do if you want to avoid developing a salary addiction is to quit before you’re ahead – before you’re so far up the career ladder that earning less money seems unthinkable.
Sometimes, however, the signs are not so clear. At the Point of No Return, you abandon the foolish dreams you had been clinging on to and instead accept that real world.  A lot of would-be poets are now trying to make partner in corporate law firms.
In the future, the technology will automate so many of our jobs that we will redefine, for the better, how we work and the sort of work we value. In the meantime, however, there’s a lot to be said for occasionally quitting the rat race so you don’t find yourself becoming one of those people who spend their life being busy, busy, busy. Busy doing nothing much at all.