Thoughts

Career advice

I came across an article by George Monbiot that made me sit down and reflect. I found myself reading the following paragraph again and again.

But you must retain absolute clarity about the limits of this exercise, and you must leave the moment you’ve learnt what you need to learn (usually after just a few months) and the firm starts taking more from you than you are taking from it. How many times have I heard students about to start work for a corporation claim that they will spend just two or three years earning the money they need, then leave and pursue the career of their choice? How many times have I caught up with those people several years later, to discover that they have acquired a lifestyle, a car and a mortgage to match their salary, and that their initial ideals have faded to the haziest of memories, which they now dismiss as a post-adolescent fantasy? How many times have I watched free people give up their freedom?

A timely reminder for me to not fall into routine and become too comfortable.

“… and you must leave the moment you’ve learnt what you need to learn…”

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