Top-10 Reasons Why You
Never Work at a Real
Lord Boyd-Orr once said, “If people have to choose between freedom and sandwiches, they will
If you are one of those mundane people who would select sandwiches over personal
freedom, working at a dream career or unreal job is definitely not for you.
On the other hand, if you don't ever want to be trapped in the corporate world as the
majority is, then the key is to never work at a real job.
Teaching others something you are passionate about is one of the most rewarding jobs.
For instance, you can create an unreal job in the areas of Writing and
Publishing or in Internet Marketing.
Here are the top-10 reasons why you should never work at a real job:
1. According to the famous Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, and zoologist Aristotle (384 BC - 322
BC), "All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind."
2. The following quote appeared on a business card given to me years ago. I have idea who wrote this,
but it is one of my favorite quotes of all time. It gives one of the best reasons for not having a real job
given that the majority of people aspire to having real jobs: If you follow
the crowd, you will likely get no further than the crowd. If you walk alone, you're likely to end up in
places no one has ever been before. Being an achiever is not without its difficulties, for peculiarity
breeds contempt. The unfortunate thing about being ahead of your time is that when people finally realize
you were right, they'll simply say it was obvious to everyone all along. You have two choices in life. You
can dissolve into the main stream, or you can choose to become an achiever and be distinct. To be distinct,
you must be different. To be different, you must strive to be what no else but you can
3. The problem with most real jobs is that they appeal to people who shy away from taking risks because
they want to be comfortable. Comfort is for wimps. As Peter Mayle declared: I'd rather live precariously in my own office than comfortably in somebody
4. The majority of real jobs are boring, boring, boring. "You are what you
do," according to Bob Black. "If you do boring, stupid,
monotonous work, chances are you’ll end up boring, stupid, and monotonous."
5. Most real jobs will offer no opportunity for you to shine and make a name for yourself based on your
creativity and your uniqueness. As Marilyn Monroe said, "We are all of us
stars and we all deserve to twinkle."
6. We all want to make a big difference in this world and the chances of this happening in a corporation
are low: As Tom Peters says, "Unless you are willing to walk out into
the unknown, the chances of making a profound difference in your life are pretty slim."
7. Instead of offering freedom, corporate work is a form of imprisonment. In this
vein, Christopher Morley offers some important advice: "There is only
one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way."
8. Making a living at an unreal or dream career in many ways is actually easier than working
at a real job. In The 4-Hour
Workweek, Timothy Ferris points out: "The fishing is best
where the fewest go and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs
while everyone is aiming for base hits."
9. The majority believe that having a corporate job provides security. This is false. True security
has nothing to do with having a real job. As Bo Bennett clearly points out:
"We can create the ultimate job security by becoming less dependent on
the organization for which we work and more dependent on our own resources."
10. When you work at a dream career or at a unreal job, you can be both at work and
not at work simultaneously. As H. Jackson Brown, Jr pointed out, "Find a job
that you like and you add five days to every week."
See this great article by Steve Pavlina called 10 Reasons
You Should Never Get a Job
Quotes (Besides Quotes about Writing and
Publishing) to Support the Premise That You Should Never Work at a Real Job
I believe you are your work. Don't trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars.
That's a rotten bargain.
- Rita Mae Brown
Trust not what inspires other members of society to choose a career. Trust
what inspires you. From this decision alone will come over a third of your satisfaction or misery in your
- from The Lazy Person's Guide to Success
Find a calling you love and you will never work a day in your life.
Getting a job and trading your time for money may seem like a good
idea. There’s only one problem with it. It’s stupid! It’s the stupidest way you can
possibly generate income! This is truly income for dummies.
- Steve Pavlina
To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.
- Sister Mary Lauretta
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would astound ourselves.
- Thomas A. Edison
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2. You just may have to read Career Success Without
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3. You just may have to read Career Success Without
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4. You just may have to read Career Success Without
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job than continue working at you company when you retire.
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Western philosophy and you have the secrets to living smart in a crazy world.
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a Real Job if at your workplace, the more ridiculous and destructive the ideas, the higher the
probability that they will be adopted.
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a Real Job if you have noticed that corporate Annual Reports are the most respectable forms of
10. You just may have to read
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psychopathic elements rise to the top.
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