We have enormous expectations that our careers will provide satisfaction in our life, and however well or unwell our jobs work for us, in the second half of life we often find ourselves working for them, with decreasing satisfaction even as we accomplish our goals, collect our paychecks…If the soul could be bought so easily, then our culture would easily work. Only the unconscious think it does. Look around you. Look within you. Be honest. How well does material affluence work? And what is the price?
James Hollis, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life.
photo of London underground train by Chris Downer