This past weekend I went to see Michael Clayton with my wonderful roomy. Let’s just say I highly recommend the movie. The movie has several subplot lines but the prevalent story is exposing the evil side of corporate America.
I am not sure why, but this past weekend I have encountered or mini-discovered many people asking “How did I get here???” When we are young we have the world at our fingertips. We are so hopeful and benign. At what point in our lives do we change and become lawless criminals who will do anything for profit shares or the success of the corporation? Hmmm…at what point do we render ourselves to the big monster and sell ourselves? For how much a 100k, maybe 500k, maybe a million a year? Are you that cheap???
I’m guilty. Very guilty. I succumbed. Because I thought it was the right thing to do. I thought that going up the corporate ladder was the only way to be successful. Having the corporate office, wearing the nice Valentino suit, having people look at me with respect and in awe. Well, maybe it’s not all that is cracked up to be. My conscience now tells me otherwise. There are other things in this world that are more important that a corner office. At least in my mind.
So, if you worked 70 hours last week, what are you getting out of it? Because remember time will never be something you get back. Are you really happy with yourself as an individual?