The Trap: Corporate American Dreams and Nightmares
“I swear I’m done with this stupid place,” I grumbled to myself as I slammed the door to my old Chevy many years ago. I prepared to face the long commute home in a bad mood thanks to yet another dreadful day at the job I had sworn thousands of times before that I’d never set foot in again. Who was I fooling? I had become egregiously comfortable with the lie I told myself. We’ve all got bills which is why we sought out a job in the first place. The need for income allowed me to subject myself to fear mongering tactics and draconian rule sets just so I could faithfully collect a check every two weeks.
The thought of doing this exhausting song and dance for another 40 years made me literally feel ill. The experts believe millennial’s won’t be able to retire until after seventy-five years of age. No thanks, I’ll pass. My goal is not to offend anyone who sincerely finds joy working within the corporate environment. If you’re doing what you love then I’m supremely happy for you. I do however wish to encourage those who loathe the idea of the nine to five. There’s an alternative that may bring you the freedom and liberty you desire if you’re willing to put in the work...
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