How did generations become convinced that earning a living meant bartering the ‘privilege’ of a roof over our heads and food on our tables for the very small inconvenience of our soul. That it was impertinent, foolish and downright crazy to pursue a dream, opt out of the rat race and follow your heart.
The good news is that the confluence of technology and a changing economy have produced a perfect storm of change. Everywhere you turn opportunities are springing up for you to live your life on your own terms and STILL be able to clothe and feed your children.
But it takes courage to change. And fear won’t be silenced easily, it’s always close at hand to remind you that leaving a ‘sure thing’ is impertinent, foolish and downright crazy. It isn’t.
What’s crazy is thinking that working for a large corporation is a ‘sure thing.’ There is no guarantee. What’s crazy is those who side with their captors and beg to remain chained to their cubicles, to their company jobs, crying “Who will take care of me?” “Who will tell me what to do, what to think, what to say?” Beating their chests and chanting for their retirement packages, pocket watch and pinky ring.
What’s crazy is sticking your head in the sand and pretending that the earth isn’t shaking. It is.
And hallelujah for that.