10 Reasons Not to Get a Job (Part III)

3. Lifelong domestication.

Getting a job is a lot like enrolling in a program to get domesticated.  Basically, you learn to be a good pet.

Next time you’re at “the office”, take a good look around you.  What is it you see?  Are your surroundings the environment of a free human being?  Or maybe you’re living in a cage with other unconscious animals?  Maybe you’re starting to even like the color beige.

How’s the training in your obedience class coming?  Does your “master” reward you for continued good behavior?  Do you get reprimanded if you don’t follow your master’s commands?

Look inside yourself.  Is there any light of free will left in you at all?  Or have you became a pet-for-hire-for-life.

Humans are not meant to be raised in cages.  You poor thing…

Jerry Nelson is a freelance photojournalist living in Asheville, North Carolina. He has traveled the world documenting the tears, joys, laughter and lives of people everywhere. He currently focuses his camera on the same topics in America. His work has appeared in such diverse publications as USAToday, CNN, Upsurge, Dream Row and others. A portion of his income from each photo shoot is donated to organizations that help the homeless in the communities in which he works. You can see more of his photography by clicking here.

One thought on “10 Reasons Not to Get a Job (Part III)

  1. For some of us who are not risk takers, it’s the way to provide biscuits on our tables.

    Your favorite place firestorm has to be domesticated. The difference is in the style of management. When they collectively win everyone does. but they are organized, pay taxes, provide structure, income and a sense of a bigger purpose in their lives than they may get from working at mc Donalds.

    Choosing your cubicle and your master takes work and time. They are not on every corner. But don’t give up the day job till you find the environment that promotes the ideals you are looking for.

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