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For true creative types, that is a sound philosophy. Perhaps other jobs from mechanic to physician also but then there are the bureaucratic jobs. Retiring from a govt job, a certain amount of time was the goal but then one can lose autonomy and sometimes identity if in a conformist culture as the military and police forces are (were?). Maybe a good goal for the second half of my life though, so thanks.
I don't know if it depends on your job. I hope everyone is doing a job they love. I'd hope there was a way of doing a bureaucratic job that was enjoyable and worthwhile. The thought that people are spending their lives doing a job that bores them is too horrible to contemplate. I hope you enjoy the next phase of your life...
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Rod Judkins lectures at University of the Arts London and is author of Change Your Mind: 57 Ways to Unlock Your Creative Self.
It can take a radical reboot to get past old hurts and injustices.