Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lack Emotional Attachment -- Strategy 1

I think as a young person, it is very easy and natural to want work, that is, one's profession, to be emotionally fulfilling.  But let's face it: our professions are rarely that way.  Perhaps unfortunately.

But expecting them to be and having them NOT be makes them much less fulfilling than not expecting them to be fulfilling and having some tidbits of fulfillment, no?  In other words, we take ourselves too seriously.

Which is only to say that I've turned a bit of a corner and am not trying so hard to think that my profession matters.

What matters is what I do with myself outside of my profession.  At least for now.  That is, for me.

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