“I recognised my desire to submit to the report’s conclusion in the hope of quelling my doubts about my future. At the same time, the report failed to inspire any real degree of confidence and indeed, the more I dwelt on it, the more it seemed to signal some of the limits of career counselling as a whole.”
“It struct me as strange and regrettable that in our society something as prospectively life-altering as the determination of a person’s vocation had for the most part been abandoned to marginalised therapists practising their trade from garden-extensions. What should have been one of the most admired professions on earth was struggling to attain the status open to a travel agent.”
DeBOTTON, Alain. The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, Penguin UK, 2010, 336p (non fiction)
Work makes us. Without it we are at a loss; in work we hope to have a measure of control over our lives. Yet for many of us, work is a straitjacket from which we cannot free ourselves.
This book is the suggested read for the month of January. If you are interested, in the topics of work, career, manufacturing and entrepreneurship, you will enjoy this read.