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posted by [personal profile] chibimonnie at 07:46pm on 26/07/2011 under
I have a confession to make. Somewhere along the line I became a corporate professional. I came to like my job and the related perks- stable hours, good pay, and better benefits. Financially I am more stable than I've ever been in my life. Mentally, too. I have mixed feelings about this. I hate that I am not only condoning the corporatization of society, but I am also perpetuating it. The thing I used to rail against, the system I abhorred has taken me in. My inner idealist wants to break away. My inner pragmatist wants to continue.

I'm looking for the middle ground. How do I live by my ideals while keeping a roof over my head? How do I keep my feet firmly rooted while letting my mind soar? Can I improve the world by working within the system? Or do I need to break away in order to effect positive change?

I don't know.
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posted by [personal profile] roil64 at 02:34am on 27/07/2011
Maybe if you approach it as a continuum and not an either/or you can wrap your head around it? Sometimes I think it is just called growing up. You can't fight all the battles that need to be fought and you can't tilt at windmills all day long either. You find the choices you can live with and chalk it in the win column.
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posted by [personal profile] chibimonnie at 10:06am on 27/07/2011
I'm thinking volunteering will help me with that balance. I'm also keeping my eyes open for work with NGOs and philanthropic organizations. But I'm not just going to rush out on my current job. I'm getting some great experience working at Pru, although I do worry about job security. For now I'm keeping my options open.

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