Work, Ethics and Boredom

I met up with a man and his girlfriend that are in Underearner’s Anonymous recently.  The man was saying that once I get my confidence back, I will be able to earn well.

It’s not so much confidence in myself that I need as much as confidence in the world.  I don’t want to work hard at something, then be slammed to the pavement because the whole industry is being deconstructed or only the cheaters do well.  Am I bitter?  Perhaps.  But it’s more about conserving the best of myself, my mind, my energy, my ideas, for something that is worthwhile.

Frankly, I don’t want to be someone’s slave.

It’s strange to me that when Africans were brought to the U.S. as slaves that they rarely rose up against their masters.  I guess it’s because the whole system was against them.  If they killed their master and ran off…or if they even just ran off, the law would be after them.

Americans are getting a raw deal from the U.S. government now.  They don’t have as much freedom as they think they do (try yelling certain words in a crowded room and see how much freedom of speech you have) and many of their jobs have been shipped overseas while rich foreigners who have profited from the outsourcing, come here and buy up houses, making the housing market almost impossible to get into for the average young person.  But we don’t rise up and say FU government do we?  It’s because we are scared.  The whole system is against the common man now.  If you want to thrive in the U.S.  you will often be asked to compromise.

So I keep thinking and searching for ways of working that I can stomach.  I have dabbled in social media marketing but it’s sooooo boring.  Perhaps I need to just do boring things though huh?  It’s part of life.

What do you guys and gals think?  Is boredom part of work-life?  Is that okay?

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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