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  •  Selfishness (3+ / 0-)

    Primeq: I hear you. Diarist: I admire the life you've managed to build for yourself. In many ways I'd like that life for myself. But all I hear you write about is You. Not a word about your Work, other than mentioning something about health insurance. Seems you've managed to game the system to your advantage. Kudos. You want to be a writer. But is the other 36-hr work you do good work? Are you proud of it? Does it contribute to the greater good? My intention is not to judge you or leap to any conclusions, just curious. As primeq suggests few of us are blessed with work that we love AND that we know contributes to the greater good. Some of us are blessed worth work that pays a living wage and we don't feel too shabby about doing. Some of us need the money for the work we do and we don't think too much about the implications of what we did at the end of each day. Some of us can't find work at all let alone work that pays well or pleases us. Where do you fall on that spectrum?

    •  I have some ambivalence about my paid work... (0+ / 0-)

      I'm involved in developing new sales processes for a very humanistic non-profit health insurance company, probably the best of that not so great industry.  These processes will facilitate our company's compliance with the new health care reform laws.   So I'm ambivalent about the whole health insurance industry but applaud my company's approach to true "health maintenance" rather than making money off of people's illnesses.

      Cooper Zale Los Angeles http://www.leftyparent.com

      by leftyparent on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 06:06:50 PM PST

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