I am 42 years old, and stuck in a job I don’t like. To be fair, saying “I don’t like my job” needs some unpacking. Certain aspects of the job I do like. For example, I like the pay and benefits. They are very generous. However, this fact is bitter sweet.
Some many poor souls in
the private economy must forfeit a portion of his their wages so that I can
work be paid. If the taxpayer
were to walk into my office, would he consider this garnishment a good
investment? Or would he demand a refund? I’m afraid most days he
would demand the refund. And I’m ashamed of that
I view government as the central obstacle to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I ask myself daily, “How can you work for an institution that you loathe?” How can I, in good conscience, labor to advance the barriers that stand in the way of man’s peaceful purpose? I wrestle with this constantly.
So, what am I to do?
I will be exploring many options over the next couple of years. I’m stuck in Seoul until mid 2015. It’s possible I could return to the states sooner, but in all likelihood I won’t. And I must confess that Seoul is pretty awesome. There are places far worse than Seoul I could be stuck in. So, for that I’m thankful.
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