I don’t care how good a job may be, there is no way a person can be truly happy working for somebody else. It’s impossible to be truly happy when you cannot be with your family for important events in their lives, but rather have to be on the job at fixed times. You can’t be really happy when you have to beg someone for time off to do things that are important for you. You can’t be fully content when you have to follow someone else’s rules or guidelines, even when they differ from your own values. You can’t be completely satisfied with decisions that aren’t your own.
Those who say they are happy with their JOBs are saying so out of lack of vision. They have become numb to the possibilities and have given up completely the vision of self-determination. They are slaves… and like complacent slaves, they don’t even know there IS another way.
Gerry Spence, in his book, Give Me Liberty, says “By slavery, the old or the new, I mean that state in which the person has no effective control over the course of his or her life. Despite his freedom to jump from job to job or junket by jet from beach to beach, if no matter how he schemes or toils he cannot explore his boundless uniqueness, if he has lost his only power, the power of the self, then he is enslaved.”