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  1. Hi, Evan –

    Thanks for this post – important reminders. The future is so full of unpredictable changes we can’t begin to imagine that it’s worse than futile to try planning out a career, let alone a life. There is a lot of inner pressure, though, to come up with a plan, especially when young. I think that’s the result of a conditioning in our upbringing that we need to “amount to something,” to answer the question “what do you want to be when you grow up,” in other words to justify ourselves, prove that we have value. It’s a rare upbringing that emphasizes the importance of inner balance and wellbeing over the imbalance of always having to prove you’re worthy.

    Great post — John

    1. Thanks John, I well remember the internal blank when I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. I hope people are gradually learning to emphasise wellbeing to our children – but in Australia at the moment there is a push to introduce even more testing into schools, so maybe we aren’t.

      Many thanks for your comment.

  2. My path looks somewhat like a flower, with long petals going off in different directions all around the centre. (I never have less than three careers on the go!) The centre hasn’t moved at all…. it is what it wanted to be when it grew up, and it was back then too. Hope this makes sense, just thinking out loud!

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