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The Basics about me:
Never had one I liked much - in fact I hated jobs. Too much regimentation and far too little pleasure to be had from the majority of them. I do like work, but a job...? Nahh. So, in realizing this, I decided that I did not want to be an employee, but maybe would be more content if I was the 'boss' of my own company - this was very bad thinking.
This is far worse than being an employee - it takes more of your precious time, and you have to deal with others that, like yourself, find their job and their employer rather distasteful.
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When you realize that your dislike for the regimentation of a job disgusts you and find that dealing with employees is even worse you find yourself still in need of cash for the basics. So, then it is back to being an employee with a contemptuous grin on your face and little to no idea of where to turn next.
After the initial contemptuous grin turns into a look of raw seething contempt and getting out of bed becomes a huge obstacle - it is time for a new plan. If you are disgruntled enough you must make certain radical decisions and let the 'chips fall where they may...'
The best way to combat being stuck in a bad situation is to remove yourself and you cannot be kind to yourself to do this effectively. Go ahead and work the job with that contemptuous smile on your face for a few more weeks until you can buy a one-way ticket to a completely different culture. Maybe work a week or two extra so that you have a little money left over after buying the ticket. This will give you a minimal 'security blanket' when you arrive on the other side of the earth with practically no funds, and no clue as to what you are going to do.
Now you are in a situation where your former excuses no longer have an ear, have no relevance, and amount to nothing - now you
have finally begun to escape the drudgery of discontentment. You are, in a manner of speaking - born anew.
Time is man-made scale of minutes, hours, days, and years that has no foundation in reality, but so constructed for the convenience of the few to hold captive the minds of the multitudes.
I lived on the south coast of Turkey overlooking the Mediterranean Sea for about 4 years and now am living in the French countryside. You can see many of the destinations of tourist interest in Turkey on my website at: www.southcoastofturkey.com
My step out of the hum-drum was when my brother and I found ourselves with a few hundred dollars in our pockets, no time and money to deal with the nightmare of obtaining a work permit and dreadfully little Turkish language skills. Sitting at a cafe in Dalyan, Turkey with return airline tickets back to the US we both tossed safety and security to the wind and decided to miss the flight and stay in Turkey. It was, without doubt, the best decision either of us ever made. We found out that life will present you with a way if you can just drop all your learned or preconcieved notions...