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I found this article to be pretty problematic because basically the author is telling his readers that the kinds of trade-offs described are inevitable and we should simply accept their supposed inevitability and plan our life decisions accordingly.  There is notion expressed in this article that many of the sorts of trade-offs described are the results of political decisions made by people and that such decisions might be altered via collective action by those effected by them.  One example of what I am talking about can be found in the following section.  There Jeff Haden writes:
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Sounds simplistic... but think of all the people you know who complain about the results of a path they purposely chose to follow. For example, a friend of mine constantly complains about his salary. He feels his pay doesn't reflect his education and experience and in no way recognizes his true value to society.

While I agree, there's a problem: He's a teacher. You know what teachers make. He knows what teachers make. He knew before he went to college what the average teacher makes. Fair or unfair, his income is almost exactly what he knew it would be.

Still, it drives him crazy and he spends a ton of emotional energy on the subject. So occasionally I say, "If feeling underpaid bothers you this much, I think you owe it to yourself to do something different."

"But I can’t imagine doing anything else. I love teaching!” he always replies.

"Yeah, but not enough,” I always think. If he truly loved teaching he could better accept the inevitable -- and it is inevitable -- financial trade-off.
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At no point does Jeff Haden consider that the trade-off in question is in large degree due to decisions by the powers that be in US society to pay teachers much less than is paid to people of other professions who have comparable levels of education and training.  Jeff never considers that instead of telling his friend (and I am not sure that Jeff is really much of a friend to this guy) that perhaps this teacher needs to go out and attempt to do something to improve this trade-off such as participating in  his local teachers union or becoming more politically engaged.  In short, I find the advice offered to be profoundly reactionary in its implications.  Then again, the guy writes for Inc., which is presumably not overly friendly towards progressive politics, so no surprises here.

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Looks like my idea of "cross procrastination" isn't original after all...oh well, just more proof that great minds think alike!
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Happy New Year!
May 2013 bring
-- jobs to those of us who seek them,
-- joy to those who’ve had hard times,
-- and a better year to everyone.
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