Originally Posted by free spirit
I think there is such a backlash to people who genuinely enjoy their job on this forum, as many people are becoming or are already fully aware of the efforts employers and society go to to "enslave" their employees, including encouraging debt through greed, the pension carrot, the promotion carrot, "prestige", the list goes on. This is transferred to the persons family who starts to have an expectation that person will remain employed to provide for the family. Therefore the person who is employed and is gaining clarity of the situation feels like a slave!
When I had employees in my business, the thing I had to say the most was "Do you damn job!" It's always the charge of the whine brigade. Sorry, but complaining that corporations are "brainwashing" you and society is making you greedy sounds like an excuse to me. And this talk on these threads of "brainwashing" sounds like a convenient way to feel better about yourself for doing a bad job at work. I don't mean you personally, freespirit, I mean "you" as everyone.
If you hate your job, quit. But 99% of people who talk to me about quitting their jobs never do. It's not about "brainwashing" or "not overcoming the slave mentality", it's just that starting a business is hard work--harder than Steve lets on in some of his posts.
I think the backlash against people who like their jobs is because some people are so miserable in their jobs that they resent people who are happy. Unfortunately, resentment masquerading as personal development is all too common. It's sad really.