The Career after The Career
CAREER AFTER THE CAREER
What happens when one job ends, when that job was The Job?
What do we do then?
Who are we if we aren’t associated with that Job, that Company anymore?
And will anything else even come close?
Content from around the world that deserves a repost.
Each with the goal to inspire, engage, and connect.
"Every human is in part neurotic. A neurosis is any pattern of thinking or behaviour that blocks the full flowering of our personalities and potential. We may be neurotic in love or at work, in our friendships or in our attitudes to creativity or politics. It should be part of every evolved human’s mission to seek to understand and unpick the neurotic elements of their own personalities."
"…like personal taste in books or movies, the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves are influenced by more than just, well, ourselves. The way people recount experiences to others seems to shape the way they end up remembering those events…this happens in a couple of ways. One is that people tailor the stories they tell to their audiences and the context."
"People in search of their identity narrow their world to the story of a single nation are turning their back on their humanity. They devalue what they share with all other humans. And they devalue far deeper things. All the inventions and ideas of humans over the past few thousand years are just the upper crust of who we are."
Photo: Michał Mancewicz
Photo: David Redfern/Redferns
Photo: Vladislav Babienko
"We need physical spaces for serendipitous, productivity-free conversation…“Third place”…which was coined by the sociologist Ray Oldenburg in the 1980s, essentially refers to a physical location other than work or home where there’s little to no financial barrier to entry and where conversation is the primary activity."
"Cameramen and journalists often make the mistake of thinking that they can package an artist into an icon, bestowing upon their subject an image that might be converted into money or fame. Biographers and documentarians make this mistake, too. The elegance of “Rewind & Play” lies in its effort to back away from this territory of error and subjection, and in doing so to dim the obnoxious, prideful lights of the tradition of star-making."
"That traditional life where you go to school, get a job, then get a better job, get married, have kids, maybe get a better job and then retire, move to Florida and die—that does not exist anymore. We cannot look at life as this trajectory where you choose one career path and then you’re stuck."