Career Is Just Posh Slavery

“Don’t do it! Don’t you dare think about giving up! EVERYTHING has a process. Work with the process, not against it. Move forward with purpose and never stop believing. You can do this! You know you can.”
― Stephanie Lahart

“We’ve been so busy with these things we let ourselves think actually mattered, but they don’t. There’s no such thing as the right career, or morality, or destiny, or fate. There’s only life. And whether you honor it or ignore it. It’s ironic, but in trying to find God we’ve been ignoring life.”
― Trevor D. Richardson, Dystopia Boy: The Unauthorized Files

“And speaking of options ,these kids [the ones who attend elite universities] have all been told that theirs are limitless. Once you commit to something, though, that ceases to be true. A former student sent me an essay he wrote, a few years after college, called “The Paradox of Potential.” Yale students, he said, are like stem cells. They can be anything in the world, so they try to delay for as long as possible the moment when they have to become just one thing in particular. Possibility, paradoxically, becomes limitation.”
― William Deresiewicz, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

“I slide to my knees and say, “Please let this be over.” Then, I’m not ready for it to be over.”
― Andre Agassi, Open

“It was in the work that she came closest to finding herself, by which we don’t mean gaining “self-knowledge” or understanding one’s “true nature” but rather how at some point you can see most plainly that this is what you do, this is how you fit in the wider ecology.”
― Chang-rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea

“Never agree to a job interview in which the interviewer has seen you naked.”
― Susan Mallery, Only His

“Career is just posh slavery.”
― Tom Hodgkinson, The Freedom Manifesto