At first glance, the title might make you cringe a little.

I mean, it’s against everything we’ve been taught, right? That success is always earned. But if you believe in that 100%, where does that leave failure? It also means that failure is always earned. It’s your fault if you fail. Entirely.

And this is why in societies such as ours and most of the world’s, people take work too seriously and too personally. It creates a certain pain that honestly, is pretty damaging.

In this awesome speech by Alain de Botton, he talks about moving beyond job snobbery, letting the focus off our me-centered lives for a little bit, and ease up so that we can all enjoy our work and careers. As the saying goes, “The world doesn’t revolve around you.

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