Phillip Hubbell en Directors and Executives, Writers, Project Managers Project Manager 17/5/2016 · 2 min de lectura · +900

Opportunity Doesn't Always Knock

Out here on the job hunt, I have been doing a lot of thinking about how the world of opportunity works. Mostly I’ve considered how it works related to how I view things. We are encouraged to look past our own needs by today’s society and so that’s what we pretend to do. We are told that the modern world is different from the way things were in the past, but I’m not so sure. We have all these great technologies but they are all recent developments in the big picture. Sometimes I think we are just cavemen playing with matches.

 When I look into the written history of mankind, what stands out are major events like wars, natural catastrophes and famines. History reads like an adventure novel. Real life really isn’t like that. The vast majority of people live their entire lives where the mundane is the rule. Most people throughout history lived all of their lives on the same plot of ground and never experienced anything other than the creeping despair of an ordinary life.

 Depending on where you were born, life may be easier or harder and the culture may be lenient or harsh. Some societies are ruled by decree while others are more democratic. Personal freedom may be looked upon favorably or you may live in a place where force and order are destined to be your lot in life. All of that is just circumstance. Life itself is lived from an internal point of view. It is just the individual struggling to get by.

 We spend the beginning of our lives waiting for some event to happen that will stand out from the rest and we spend the end of our lives looking back for any glimmer of what was better than the present. It is our im