Dinero por sentido, el nuevo “trade” en la búsqueda del bienestar

Por Laura Marajofsky

Quiero compartir con ustedes un breve artículo con algunas ideas interesantes sobre temas extensamente debatidos en este espacio respecto del trabajo y la búsqueda de sentido. Aquí, la nota completa (http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/04/23/how-to-find-fulfilling-work-roman-krznaric/), si bien les destaco algunas partes…

Estado de situación…
“Never have so many people felt so unfulfilled in their career roles, and been so unsure what to do about it. Most surveys in the West reveal that at least half the workforce are unhappy in their jobs. One cross-European study showed that 60 per cent of workers would choose a different career if they could start again. In the United States, job satisfaction is at its lowest level…”

Elegir a los 18 años…
“The way that education can lock us into careers, or at least substantially direct the route we travel, would not be so problematic if we were excellent judges of our future interests and characters. But we are not. When you were 16, or even in your early twenties, how much did you know about what kind of career would stimulate your mind and offer a meaningful vocation? Did you even know the range of jobs that were out there? Most of us lack the experience of life – and of ourselves – to make a wise decision at that age, even with the help of well-meaning career advisers.”

Sobre la especialización y sus consecuencias…
“Specialization may be all well very well if you happen to have skills particularly suited to these jobs, or if you are passionate about a niche area of work. But there is equally the danger of becoming dissatisfied by the repetition inherent in many specialist professions. Moreover, our culture of specialization conflicts with something most of us intuitively recognize, but which career advisers are only beginning to understand: we each have multiple selves. We have complex, multi-faceted experiences, interests, values and talents, which might mean that we could also find fulfillment as a web designer, or a community police officer, or running an organic cafe.”

Dicotomías e integralidad…
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”

¿Una reconnotación de la idea de vocación?..
“It is common to think of a vocation as a career that you somehow feel you were “meant to do.” I prefer a different definition, one closer to the historical origins of the concept: a vocation is a career that not only gives you fulfillment – meaning, flow, freedom – but that also has a definitive goal or a clear purpose to strive for attached to it, which drives your life and motivates you to get up in the morning.”

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