This is a once-and-for-all response to those of you who, on Christmas or Chinese New Year, will ask me how I suddenly made a lot of more money. This won’t make you feel better, but you can bet your ass its honest.
When we think about NS, we usually think of military defence – and this is the most obvious function of it. But what we often miss is the relevance of NS to unemployment figures. While detractors say NS is bad for job seekers, I’m going to try playing the devil’s advocate and suggest the opposite may be true.
The notion of destiny (or fate, or predestiny, or any other variant) shut down my career prospects right up to the age of 25. Even more seductive was its close companion, “meaning” – there’s a dangerous allure behind the idea of a grand plan, a me-shaped hole in the universe, which we were each born to fulfill.
I have been told, many times, not to sweat the small stuff. To focus on grader dreams and the big picture. But after many years, I have found the opposite is true. Read More