80 percent of Americans are not happy with their job; that means that 8 out of 10 people in the American workforce would rather be doing a different job. That is an extremely high statistic of job dissatisfaction. Why is that though? Why do we have lawyers and doctors that hate their jobs, even though they are well paid careers? I think one of the reasons has to do with our culture, which emphasizes that we know what we want to be, since a very young age. Specifically in college, we are forced to pick a major when most of us do not even have a clue where we want to go in our lives. Why do you think people change their majors so often? During college almost every person changes their major at least once. How many times have you asked yourself even now, what is it that I really want to do? I do not understand how at the age of 18 we are supposed to have figured out what we want to do for the next 45 years! You can’t even have a drink yet, but you have to know what job you want to do for the next four decades! That is ridiculous! At that age, our brain is still developing, we, as persons are still maturing, and the majority of us do not really know the right direction for our life yet. So what happens? You pick a major, get your degree and then you realize this sucks! You find out you really like to do something else, however you are stuck with a degree in a different field. Sometimes, even worst, you are stuck with a degree that you have no idea what you can do with. I mean there are those people that since age 5 they knew exactly what they wanted to be when they grew up, and that’s great; But for the most of us, usually at that age most girls wanted to be princesses and little boys wanted to be ninjas; personally I wanted to be an airplane pilot when I was 5.
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