Bring back the passion
Work to live? Or live to work? That is the question. In an era that demands ingenuity, creativity and vision, one must question why Australia makes up no more than 2% of the global economy.
As a millennial and son of a sub-continental and immigrant family, time and time again I hear the statement “Go to school, get good grades and get a job”. Despite this, the millennial age group alone has over 75% who are unhappy with their jobs and lack a satisfactory level of financial competence.
When we are young we seem to know what we want to do and be. However, take a
quick look-around and you soon realise we are trapped in what we refer to as the rat race and doing something that we don’t love without purpose, meaning and fulfilment.
It is time schools change their approach to what they consider the core fundamentals. An approach where ideas are taught based on the extrapolation of a student’s strengths and interests and not the same ineffective and impractical coursework that was created decades ago.
It is time workplaces have leaders instead of managers. A place where an employee is treated as an individual and not a statistic.
It is time things change, and we start choosing passion over a pay cheque, gratitude over gratification and self-actualisation over a selfie. Jaden