It’s a life

"I don't think of my life as a career. I do stuff. I respond to stuff. That's not a career — it's a life!"

Steve Jobs via

3 thoughts on “It’s a life

  1. I wonder how an acceptance of that clear and simple life view would change the career training that higher ed sells. Can people be happy with their successful responses to stuff? Would they measure the success of their responses by how it makes them feel as well as the perceived impact on their social networks? Maybe twitter will be the new opiate of the masses.

  2. When I was reading the article that quote jumped right off the screen at me. I wonder if it comes with a retrospective maturity? I know I’ve moved much more into this perspective on my own life. I think to appreciate a view like that you have to give yourself over to the notion that life and career are intertwined in a way that we should strive to find opportunities on both sides to follow. I personally think working in higher education has helped me appreciate the journey a bit more … but that is just me.

  3. I personally think a career is really only part of a life. There are things that SHOULD be more significant in ones’ life than a career. Family, for example. I worked for a few places where the people running the show believed the opposite. I fired them. Hell, that’s why I am at Penn State.

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