Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Generation Gap in the Job Market
So, as someone who is still looking for a genuine full fledged job, i had this epiphany while chatting with a 16 year old in Brazil: the only way i'm going to find a job is if there is value in bridging the generation gap. If there isn't, or if i can't figure out a way to prove that there is, then i will likely remain unemployed for a long time (perhaps perpetually), and, almost just as likely, i won't be alone.
What i noticed is that i can't really compete with the 16 year old, he has too much time and interest on his hands, and the resources to get books for which he finds interesting. I am probably better at the english language, seeing as how i've written quite a bit, but that doesn't really mean much, since i'm not very good at neurolinguistic programming, if i was, i probably would have a job. I guess, what will likely happen, is a lot of rich people are going to die, and will leave their money to a younger generation. However, that time period, the time that it takes for them to die, and the time that it takes for the money to be transferred is crucial. During that time period the economy will likely dive...and what could possibly solve that problem?
So, i'm not really sure where to go from here. I have my own issues with my parents, particularly my father, in terms of the generation gap. Ma was there, and she tried to get me, because she was able to interface with me when i was a baby, and if you're an adult and can interface with babies, then it is likely that you can interface with teenagers, young adults, or what have you.
So, essentially, it is up to me to bridge this gap, which is probably a herculean task, like bridging the gap between my divorced parents or something. Seeing as how my father doesn't perceive anything i have done in the last 2 years to be worth a dime (or a damn), i'm really not sure what to do. The problem is likely in the fact that i radically changed from someone that chose technology, at the expense of my health, to choosing a balance between the two, and in order to get to this point, i had to stop wasting time at my old job. At the time, I couldn't possibly have accomplished anymore while working there, i just wasn't prepared to continue pretending...but maybe now that i've learned to accept my inner 8 year old, that will change.