8. An inbred social life.
Many people consider their jobs as their primary social outlet. They hang out with the same people that work in the same field. This is a social dead end. A good conversation at work consists of talking about last night’s ball game, who’s cheating on who, the newest delivery of Bic pens or what you’re going to be doing this weekend. Consider for a moment how refreshing it would be to actually go outside and talk to strangers. Scary? Then stay inside and talk to the fat in the next cubicle who doesn’t know the difference between an onion and garlic. That’s safe. Boring as hell, but safe.
Why not choose to decide for yourself who to talk with and socialize with instead of letting your master decide for you. Believe it or not, there are many locations on this planet where free people congregate. Just be wary of those folks who don’t have a “real job”….we’re a crazy bunch of folks.
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.