These esoteric sessions to which I am seldom invited are mostly matters of great philosophical importance. I am always awed whenever I randomly chance upon one of these meetings of the northern suburb. Some of the things my mind has been busying itself with in the last couple of days concerns issues of career. I am suddenly asking myself questions bordering on existentialism within the bigger picture of societal construct. Who am I? What am I? What is my role and my place in the social landscape I see around me? What class do they place me in? middle? upper?, lower? What the heck is that supposed to mean? What must be my response to society's expectations? These are questions I must find realistic answers to?
I really don't understand why being me is often not enough for some folks. I don't have to drive what others are driving to earn my place on God's earth. I don't have to prove myself to anybody? It baffles me that it baffles them that I don't place importance on the things they chase after and die after?
My question to you all is this: what are you living for?
What does your career mean to you?
Is it :
- A path through life?
- A meaning-making project?
- A hug of personal definition?
- An identity sketch?
- An address of your trajectory?
- A simplified shade of your complex self?
- An exploration of self-worth and value?
- A part of you that gets regular rewards for individual effort?
- A clutch at gainful exhibitionism?
- An embrace of purpose and goals?
- A grasp at unearthing your reality and limits?
- A stride to discover self-fulfilment and potential?
- A guidance by your potential to a cherished destination?
- A necessary quest for attention and perhaps acceptance?
- A passion in motion?
- An attempt at finding your social G-spot through the labyrinth of space and time?
- A means to demonstrate that you also belong?
- A facet of human expenditure?
- A social contract meant to monetize your personal contribution to society?
- A box you must tick to explain your raison d'etre?
- A framework to satisfy the curiosity of others?
I am curious. Let me know what you think. As for me I know me and I really I like me. That I think is enough qualification for life.