Sunday, January 18, 2009

Articles that made me think

So I was reading a blog that lead me to another blog about "10 Articles That Changed My Life." I read all ten and they were really interesting. However, there were a couple that really stood out to me.

The first article was by Shaun Boyd titled "Irrational Entitlement: No matter where I’m working, I always feel like I’m being taken for granted, and that I deserve better." This article discusses the idea of irrational entitlement in the workforce. I definitely agree with the ideas this guy discusses. I remember when we went off the college is was basically the idea that once you graduated, you would be able to get that dream job. Or at least that's what I told myself. I guess its easier for people who knew exactly what they wanted to do with their life going into college. But for those of us who were graduating, and still weren't sure which direction to take- finding that dream job isn't that easy.

The second article was the commencement speech Steve Jobs gave at Stanford in 2005. I never knew much about Steve Jobs, and why people were so obsessed with him. After reading this speech, I have a much better idea of who he is. He definitely got the short end of the stick a few times, but look what he still managed to do with his life. I definitely have a lot more respect for him!

The last article is by Steve Pavlina titled "Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You." I really liked this article because its basically the way that I look at life. I want to see the world and do everything that I can before its too late. This is probably why I have a hard time seeing the purpose of working yourself to death at your typical, boring 9-5 job. I graduated from college and went to work at a resort in hopes of meeting new people, and getting to travel. One of the main reasons why I left the resort was because I wanted to get a "real job". Most of my friends (and most people) did the standard graduate from college, get a job, and then move to the city. So I felt left behind and definitely way more poor than most of my friends. Well here I am a year and a half later, with the inevitable feeling that I always get. The panicked feeling like there's so much to do and see out there, and I'm here...for now.


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