WhatShouldIDoWithMyLife (ThoughtStorms)

How I Emailed Myself into a job and blogged myself out of it Adam Greenfield on work Megnut becomes a chef Programmer becomes cycle courier

OK, I connected them. But not to MarkAlbion, because I'm annoyed with people who say "I searched for the perfect career, and then found that it was helping other people find the perfect career." Kinda like "I can't achieve an orgasm, but it turns me on to advise other people on who to do so." --BillSeitz

: ("Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. Those who can't teach, become guidance counselors.")

Agree, on both counts. Though maybe there's a more positive spin on the "those that can't, teach". Because, possibly the can-doers also can't teach. So there's a symmetric inability to get onto each other's turf.

-- PhilJones

: actually there's an interesting dynamic to these and PoBronson's stories. "I was a big success, but I wasn't happy so I had to take the big risk to be myself and find what I really wanted in life. I had my failures, some near disasters, but eventually I found what I really wanted."

: It's a particularly US form of literature. We don't have it in the UK. (And I suspect the rest of the world. Maybe compare AmericanExistentialism)

Compare http://www.sociate.com/About_Jerry_Michalski/Point_of_View/point_of_view.shtml with http://www.seinquest.com/info/essenceVision.jsp

Self 2.0 : http://dirtsimple.org/2005/10/self-version-20.html

AaronSchwartz on whether to be a coder or a writer : http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/nonapology (and see ProgrammersAndWriters)

How do I turn my life-style into a business? * http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/30/magazine/30brand.html?ex=1311912000&en=82edb890b1d6c977&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

See Also : branding, LuxurySector * MicroFame

See also : TheAgeOfAmateurs, OnHappiness, TheAgeOfMeaning TheWantingWithoutAName * (WarpLink) ArnoldKlingOnMovingToTheRightOutsideAcademia (on the advantages / disadvantages of life in academia?)