Angela Natividad's Live & Uncensored!

06 November 2009

Alain de Botton: Job Snobbery and a Healthier Definition of Success

"Next time you see somebody driving a Ferrari, don't think this is somebody who's greedy, think this is somebody who's incredibly vulnerable and in need of love." (*eager guffaws ensue*)

And a new way of looking at the old glass: "Any vision of success has to admit what it's losing out on ... where the element of loss is." Before leaping forward into the great blue yonder, make sure your ideas of success truly originated with you. Crucially, don't get caught up in the justice system of other people's eyes.

Don't know how secure you're feeling job-wise right now, but I personally found this encouraging.


Gunther Sonnenfeld said...

Brilliant! Snobbery is indeed a global phenanomenon...

Anonymous said...

I've found all of his books incredibly soothing in troubling times and inspiring creatively.