Why is it that changing jobs is considered such a life altering event? It’s like proclaiming that buying a house is the decision of a lifetime, or getting divorced will ruin your life. How are any of these made up things affecting life in any way? You still breathe in and out, and will certainly die if deprived of oxygen for long.
We’ve been trained to identify ourselves through our job, or through external sources. If you’re a doctor, then that’s what YOU are as a person, a doctor, who might be married to a professional trophy wife or husband, who drives a mercedes, who lives in a 4,000 sq. ft. house in Beverly Hills. Those things we fill our lives with end up becoming our personality, at least that’s what the system wants us to think (and it’s damn good at convincing us).
The truth is, nothing can change your life, and nothing can ruin it, and nothing can define YOU as a human. Everything is meaningless. You’re only responsibility as a resident of this planet is to survive as long as possible, and churn out a few more humans to take your place in the future. That’s it. All the shit we fill our lives with and how we choose to spend our time in no way defines us. We can’t be defined, we just are. Like a dog, who has nothing, does nothing, and lives a somewhat mundane life.
That’s not to say we’re not important, that you’re not important. You are. We all are. We serve a purpose, one we can’t comprehend. A job is just a thing invented by people that serves as both an oppression machine and a profit machine. It’s just a thing to occupy our time. So changing jobs, careers, professions, or whatever cannot alter your life in any way. You’ve just chosen to do something else to occupy your time.
People tend to get too wrapped up in doing things “right,” not fucking these meaningless things up. Marriages, jobs, raising kids, yada, yada, yada. We’re obsessed with doing things just right, so everything falls exactly into place. All the time, so we don’t have to think or worry or feel fear. It’s essentially an exercise in trying to control how other people view us; playing not to lose. If we quit jobs a lot, or screw around and raise a serial killer, or fuck up marriages over and over again, that tends to be viewed as a negative thing. Why?
Our expectations far exceed reality. The system defines right and wrong for you. It feeds you ethics and morals, all created for its benefit, and to justify the authority of the elite few. What you think your life should be has all been forced into your brain. An infection of sorts, one meant to keep you under control.
What no one ever tells you is that right and wrong doesn’t exist, and ethics and morals are bullshit. There’s only survival of the fittest, all the other shit exists to fill the boredom of comfort and complacency.
The bottom line is, it’s impossible to ruin your life. It’s impossible to avoid mistakes and failures and unhappiness and sorrow. Those things ebb and flow, along with good things as well. The system never trains us how to handle the low points. It only trains you how to obey, fall in line, and check out. And also convinces you that the only way to achieve success and happiness is through attainment of artificially valuable things.
Don’t get sucked into the drunken highs of grabbing the trophy, or the ruined lows of defeat. Both are fleeting…and hangovers suck.