Trading Up From Money To Meaning

Yet another theme possibly influenced, probably indirectly and unconsciously, by the eremitical life.

A very interesting radio program on the ABC:

Should we be aiming to have jobs that provide meaning in our lives, or are they a tool to providing a means to have meaning in other areas of our lives?

As work takes up a greater part of daily life and is a source of extra stressors, more people are opting out of an office job to establish their own projects. But surely we can’t all do that, so what then?

As Aristotle apparently said ‘where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation’.
The program featured Roman Krznaric, a cultural thinker and writer on the art of living. He is a founding faculty member of The School of Life in London, which offers instruction and inspiration on the important questions of everyday life, and advises organisations including Oxfam and the United Nations on using empathy and conversation to create social change. He has been named by The Observer as one of Britain’s leading lifestyle philosophers. He is the author of “The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live” and “How to Find Fulfilling Work”.


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