Episode 5: Assumptions: You can find the perfect job

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
“So, what do you do?”
“What are the career prospects for that kind of degree?”

Everything in American culture tells us that your job defines who you are as a person. Your value, your meaning, and your very identity are determined by your career. Which puts a lot of pressure on you to pick the “right” job. And yet, no tools are given to you to help you pick the right job. Here’s why not.

Resources for Further Reading:
What do you want to be when you grow up? A stupid question
No Job? No Way!”

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Episode 3: Assumptions – You Get One, and Only One, Career

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Better hurry up and decide, because if you don’t figure it out by the time you’re 18, you’re totally screwed.. right?

Well it sure seems to be what everyone wants you to believe. But there’s not actually a lot of evidence to support that position.

Resources for Further Reading
What do you want to be when you grow up? A stupid question

Episode 2: Assumptions – Success == Money, Power, Fame

What we want in life is such a big question, and such a vague one, that we seldom stop to think about what we actually hope to accomplish. But if we don’t answer this question, there’s really no way to answer any of the others.

And it’s easy to feel like we’ve answered that question, when in fact .. actually… others have answered it for us. Maybe you like their answers and maybe you don’t. But it’s worth looking at what those answers are, and remembering that you can change your decision if you want.