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m. werneburg, 2016.10.29

Bart Simpson: "Man, working for other people is for chumps!"

Homer Simpson: "Boy, I'm very proud of you. I was twice your age before I figured that out!"

And yet, here most of us are, working for other people. Which is not to say I haven't tried self-employment (repeatedly). But in between those bouts of self-delusion employment, I've amassed quite a few years working for The Man (some of those being people I've quite liked).

But if you're going to get ahead, you need more than luck. I found this quote from a 20th century radio broadcaster with the interesting name of Studs Turkel sums it up nicely:

Work is about a daily search for meaning as well as daily bread; for recognition as well as cash; for astonishment rather than torpor; in short for a sort of life, rather than a Monday-to-Friday sort of dying.

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(In which I leave the final word to someone else.)

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

-Lao Tsu

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