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Grace and Courage
Can't Take the Heat?
What do you do when you want to leave your current job but do not have a fall back or even new prospects to explore? There are times when you find yourself in such an oppressive an environment that there is just no other way but out the door. Every day that you get up you are immediately filled with fear and anxiety about facing another workday. So you still go through the motions even if that is the last thing you promised yourself you will never do. You are stretched tight like a thin rubber band and the day at work has not even started. Then you get to work and you are drowned by the same old shit that used to be fun but have somehow turned into a heavy albatross around your neck.
Unfortunately one cannot just turn tail and run for the exit. In the real world one cannot just up and go, especially if one has come to rely on his work as a soure of livelihood. If you are single then you only have yourself to consider, but a family of three should just be grateful that they have regular work with the assurance of a paycheck twice monthly. The demands of our existence sometimes throws a hedge over our pursuit of our dreams. Not everyone is born with a silver spoon and worse, not everyone can save up for the rainy day. There are fixed comforts that we just cannot do without, our cable connection our internet, the air conditioning, the car, the socializing. For the ordinary people these are the death knells of our dreams. The very things we require in order to live have succeeded in burying our aspirations.
I am sure there are ways to go around these roadblocks or break free from the shackles of cable tv and the internet, but who would want to be free? Certainly not me.