Are you pretending to be happy at work or in life?
The idea for this episode title came from watching 2 celebrity interviews of the Netflix series: Stranger Things 2. I didn’t get thru the 2nd interview because….
Then it occurred to me: Why would someone elect a person to public office whose paid profession was pretending to be someone or something they weren’t? Actors get paid to fake it, to cause me to feel something, etc.
What does this have to do with money? Quite a bit. Elected officials are intimately connected to spending tax payers dollars. They run for office on the currency of their celebrity.
You elect them because of the characters they played who were likable, honest, self sacrificing, heroic, etc.
1) Are you going to a job and pretending to enjoy, like or tolerate it? “If I didn’t need this job, I’d tell my boss to where to go…”
2) Do you use money to pretend to have something you don’t, feel something you don’t or be someone you aren’t? This could include climbing the corporate ladder. Why?
3) Do you tell yourself, “If I just had more money, I’d finally be happy or happier? My problems would be solved, I’d be accepted, etc.” More money could be a raise at your current job or a large windfall.
Thoughts to ponder:
Isn’t another type of Paid Pretender a prostitute?
If I’m pretending or lying to myself about my happiness at my profession, am I prostituting myself to my employer? You perform an act or service, they give you money?
1) What would it take to not “need” your job? How about not need it as much? Less debts can = more options.
2) If I just had more money. How much is “more”? When will it be enough?
3) If you wait for more money before you live your dreams, you’ll never live them. They’ll always be just dreams.
The Man Who Quit Money – by Mark Sundeen
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