Further art discussions and notifications for the artwork of Sam Thorp
I’d tell you NOT to be one of them, but then you’d be listening to me….
On a similar note 650,000 Americans will use up their unemployment benefits next month. ( August). All those people waiting for someone to give them a job, and there aren’t any.
I’m sure you know what a job is:
You go in for an interview dressed up in your best monkey suit and dance and beg for the chance to trade your time for money.
To keep the job you have to “behave” in a certain way. Be obedient to someone no better than you.
You give up your freedom, play by their rules, so often compromising your dignity to suck up to customers or beg for a raise.
And its never enough, after taxes you barely have enough to pay all the bills let alone save. They just pay you enough not to rebel.
And though the business will demand your obedience and loyalty they will drop at a moments notice whenever it suits them.
Why are so many of us searching for a job?
There has to be another way to generate income. Many ppl do it everyday with out giving up their freedom and dignity.
Why don’t more?
We’ve been taught that getting a job is what we are suppose to do. I was told how important school was “to get a good job”. And work for so many years and then retire.
Things have changed. I can’t in good conscience relay those rules to my nieces.
Maybe some ppl don’t realize there are other options.
Or maybe some ppl cling to those teaching because they fear the unknown, they don’t have the confidence in themselves to go it alone.
So before anyone can start planning for self employment, they have to overcome any doubts or fear.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits
in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
- Helen Keller
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
- Mark Twain
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin
Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.
- Amelia Earhart
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
- Erica Jong
The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.
- John Lancaster Spalding
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
- Kahlil Gibran
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie