February 02, 2006

George Monbiot

Just found the blog of journalist George Monibot who Iíd heard of before, but didnít know was a Guardian writer. Thereís plenty to agree and disagree with but I like his writing. For something of more universal interest (and in keeping in the theme of wealth & happiness) take a look at this article on choosing a career –

How many times have I heard students about to start work for a corporation claim that they will spend just two or three years earning the money they need, then leave and pursue the career of their choice? How many times have I caught up with those people several years later, to discover that they have acquired a lifestyle, a car and a mortgage to match their salary, and that their initial ideals have faded to the haziest of memories, which they now dismiss as a post-adolescent fantasy? How many times have I watched free people give up their freedom?

So my second piece of career advice echoes the political advice offered by Benjamin Franklin: whenever you are faced with a choice between liberty and security, choose liberty. Otherwise you will end up with neither. People who sell their souls for the promise of a secure job and a secure salary are spat out as soon as they become dispensable. The more loyal to an institution you are, the more exploitable, and ultimately expendable, you become.

Read in full here.


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  1. Curious. I personally find Monbiot to be about the worst of a bad bunch when it comes to Guardian writers…

    02 Feb 2006, 13:52

  2. he might be, but he's bang on the mark with this article

    02 Feb 2006, 14:42


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