When I was growing up, I was always told, that through hard work you can achieve anything and be successful. Then I grew up and realized they were quite wrong.
The main problem is that, the world I was growing up in, it’s not the same one I started working in.
In the past 10-15 years, the world has changed so much, that none of us really knows what’s going on, and how to deal with it…
Thanks mainly, to smart phones and social media.
From my observations, today’s western society requires 3 things from a person to achieve success.
- be extroverted and good at communicating
- Know how to do self management
- And most importantly, know the right people, in short networking.
BUT WHAT IF I AM NATURALLY THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE OF ALL THIS?
The only option the modern world offers you, ADAPT OR DIE OUT! I’m not joking, these are the solutions they offer us.
This is worst than the law of the jungle. Considering that in the wild humans always lived in groups, NO HUMAN COULD EVER SURVIVE IN THE WILD ON THEIR OWN! And many animals live in groups in the wild. There’s no competition within the group, but only cooperation.
Therefore each individual’s different personality is advantageous, and not only one type of personality prevails and succeeds.
WHY ARE WE PUTTING UP WITH THIS?
Most of us are adapting to a flawed system, because starving to death usually is not an option we aspire to.
I am in my late 20s as I write this article, and my friends are pretty much my age.
All of them without any exception, are overworked, stressed and ill, yes today’s 20 year-olds are ill.
The most common health problem is depression, anxiety and hypothyroidism, which comes from too much stress.
Of course we can adapt to it, but at what price?
Our health and therefore our lives?
Considering how the job market is structured today, it’s only advantageous for 30% of the world population, but they aren’t healthy either they just don’t suffer as much as the majority.
WHAT’S THE SOLUTION?
Let’s start bringing awareness to what is going on on the job market, and what a deep negative impact it has on our health.
Let’s stop promoting the idea that workaholics are the role models to follow.
Don’t get me wrong, I do believe that we should all work, as I am the first one to tell you I hate lazy people.
But let’s set limits, shape the job market to our human abilities and not accept a world, where you have to be as perfect as computers.
Your well being, whether physical, spiritual and mental come before anything. Because if you are ill, you cannot live, not even enjoy the good moments in life. Trust me I know what I am talking about.