Bring back the pas­sion

Money Magazine Australia - - FROM THE EDITOR -

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

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