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Subject: Re: Must There be a "Purpose" after ER Date: 2/15/2000 3:31 PM
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You seem to be able to express experiences that I find hard to express clearly.

Many who work at corporate or government jobs are accomplishing nothing of value with their lives. I'm not criticizing them; they have to pay the bills, and they are not hurting anyone. But it just doesn't follow to say that because someone will pay you a lot of money to do something, that the something is an activity of value to the world. Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't.

I think the non-productivity of my worklife was the cincher for retiring. I tried to change my projects, and even changed jobs, but soon whatever I was doing was of marginal use to society as a whole. Now I work a hotline and feel much more productive, though unpaid in a monetary sense. It's too bad I had to retire to feel productive.

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