Touché-Ing The Void

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Curiously, a survey revealed that the most “meaningful” jobs are some less glamorous roles that demand personal engagement and have mediocre pay disproportionate to the difficulty experienced – particularly clergy, military, social work, and librarian work. Dan Bloom suggests that people find these jobs meaningful because the people in them have willingly embraced suffering. Struggle is integral to our sense of meaning, and people in these lines of work have figured out that the struggle and suffering they experience today make for a more satisfying tomorrow. Read full article here

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