Says Brazen Careerist
“financial freedom” means freedom from having to do a job you don’t like. But this thinking comes from the baby boomers who felt compelled to climb ladders doing jobs that destroyed their personal life.
Today we don’t do that. Many people of ladder-climbing age today don’t believe it’s worth the trouble. Today you can hold out to get a job you love at the beginning of your career....
Financial freedom is becoming an outdated goal for today’s workers..... plenty of research shows that.... it’s futile to make money a career goal since you’ll never feel like you have enough.
You know what really determines our happiness levels? Not money, but how optimistic we are and how often we have monogamous sex....
So let’s stop talking about financial freedom and start talking about learned optimism.
How does this relate to careers?.... Part of creative production is the manic optimistic self-confidence that what you are thinking of is a great idea.
Once you make the switch to thinking like an optimist you will have real freedom — freedom to do what will be fulfilling and accommodate your personal life instead of what will make you rich.
Keep your silly ways
Or throw them out the window.
The wisdom of your ways,
I've been there and I know
Lots of other ways.
What a jolly bad show
If all you ever do
Is business you don't like
-- Ian Dury & The Blockheads: Sex & Drugs & Rock and Roll