October 13, 2012
There is a huge difference between jobs and work. A job is something that requires you to sell your life, your time, your energy, and your skills to someone or some corporation for a sum of money. Since everyone needs money in order to survive, the competition for jobs is fierce. Once our economy was brought down, jobs disappeared, and people have been dropping into the economic basement for nearly five years now.
Work, however, is quite different from jobs. Work is always there. It is like doing the dishes or mowing the grass. Work is always there, always necessary – but it doesn’t always pay unless you have an entrepreneurial mindset. Until the people of the U.S. let go of their dependency on jobs, they are going to continue to sink into fear and frustration, into poverty and privation. Until we get off the sofa and get creative…until we muster up the energy to do physical labor…until we stop looking for security in all the wrong places…until we recognize where our power really sits…we will continue to fuss and fret and worry and go downhill as a culture.