Here is fantastic quote from Seth Godin’s latest blog entry, “The forever recession (and the coming revolution).” To read the full thing go to his site.
Job creation is a false idol. The future is about gigs and assets and art and an ever-shifting series of partnerships and projects. It will change the fabric of our society along the way. No one is demanding that we like the change, but the sooner we see it and set out to become an irreplaceable linchpin, the faster the pain will fade, as we get down to the work that needs to be (and now can be) done.
This quote exemplifies why I continue to read Godin’s blog: he gives me hope. Not the sort of hope you get from knowing where you are going after you die, but the kind of hope that says, “There are as many possibilities as you can imagine; go for it.” My future does not need to fit a description in some cosmic job manual; my future job can be just about whatever I want it to be. In the new age of jobs, imagination and creativity rule, not conformity and replication.