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Friday, June 24, 2011
Fat 40 and Fired
This is the story of an Australian chap, who is CEO of a company and decides to take a year off. He spends his year off training for a swim marathon, taking care of his children, and taking some European vacations. Of course his wife keeps her full time job.
The "fired" part of the title is misleading, the author pretty much up and quit. One of his big trials while he was on his extended vacation was fending off the headhunters and resisting the urge to work. Somehow the life of an unemployed elite is supposed to make us look at our own workaday existence and wonder why we're stuck in the rut we're in.
I was not inspired. I'd like to say I was angered or outraged that some CEO was telling me that the reason I feel so out of control and balance in my life is because I take things too seriously. Unfortunately I was just bored. John the Revelator supposedly said "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth". Now I know what he meant.