This is a rant, don't expect any conclusions.
Alot of people in the west (and influenced by the West) belive that their career is one of the most important things in their life. I read a report saying that most North American Career Women wouldn't take time off their job to have a child because it would hurt their career.
Well, at least the stupid don't breed.
Freud said the the two most important things in life are Work and Love. That's bullshite. Most Eastern (Taoist or Zen Buddist mostly) philosophers who say that Life is the most important thing in life. I'd have to agree with them.
What if we were to Work to Live in stead of Live to Work?
Lets look at a case study:
Two women in their mid-twenties.
One, has gone to collage and got her degree as a teacher. During Collage, she began working in a large deparrtment store, and by the time she was done her education, she was steadily beganing to climb the coporate ladder.
The other woman travels alot. She finnished her degree in something in collage or university (who cares really?), and now travels. After spending 6 months in India, she returned home and worked at a low paying job for a couple of months, just to make enough money to head of to Brazil where she hopes to train as a musician, something in which she has no experience what-so-ever.
The first women has a morgage, credit card bills, and car payments. All of which her salary can cover, but still they keep on her toes.
So, who is more succesful?
But, it dangerous to deviate. Sociel outcasts have always been social outcasts. Simple. A good good example of the problem of democracy (I'm not dumping on democracy, its better that the other forms of totalian goverment, I'm saying the world sucks sometimes). What if these anti-career non-materialist were declared insane by the rest of the populus and action was taken to ''cure'' them (I've been reading Adbusters too much, but, whatever). After all, they are hurting the economy, and that's ''Terrorism'' isn't it?
What is it too deviate?
What new feelings will we know?
What illnesses will it aliviate?
And, what others will it sow?
~~~Dope Degenerate Donationg Dude~~~
Marge: Homer, stop picking at it.
Homer (with donut head): Oh, but I'm so sweet and tasty. Well, time to go to work.
Lisa: Dad, I wouldn't go outside if I were you.
[Chief Wiggum and a lot of cops stand on the street outside]
Wiggum: Don't worry, boys. He's gotta come outta there sometime.