I want to give readers hope for choosing the road(s) you want to go down in life.
I’m reading a book: Weird in a World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures by Jennifer Romolini.
The author is Italian like I am.
It’s a get-ahead book for left-of-the-dial folk.
This guide is for you if like me you felt you didn’t fit in. I was miserable working in insurance office jobs in the 1990s.
Possibly you can relate: I thought that to prove I was normal I had to get a job in a corporation like other people did to make buckets of money.
That particular bucket had a hole in it–so I didn’t make any money nor did I rise up to become a corner-office superstar.
I was forced to change course–to abandon that failed career and do something else. I chose to go back to school to get a Masters In Library and Information Science.
The graduate school coursework was not hard at all (at least not for me). It was simply labor-intensive–not hard work only a lot of work.
I recommend readers consider becoming a librarian in a public library or else working in another job at a public library.
This is because it’s the perfect career for those of us who are Weird in a World That’s Not.
I simply go left when everyone else goes right. (Though I’m not a Liberal party or Democrat or Conservative or Republican party member.)
I align with the Green Party. I listen to alternative music.
I use the word “operate” to describe how a person functions.
I operate differently from how so-called normal people operate. I’m not “in it” in this lifetime for tons of money or tons of fame.
Thus I recommend you read the book Weird in a World That’s Not.
I’m proudly as left-of-the-dial as you can get. So I think I know of what I speak in recommending this Jennifer Romolini career guide.
Lastly: A librarian job has the potential to be bulletproof. Automation is taking over. Audio Engineers for TV with 4-year degrees are being replaced by machines that do the audio engineering without the need of a human’s skill.
In this climate, work as a librarian in a public library is sweet because no robot will ever take my job away.
So this is the ideal job if like me you are hopelessly different in how you operate.
I say: be weird if you are weird.
Be proud to be yourself in a world of people who covet being normal. Others might value looking, acting, and living like everyone else on the planet.
I do not. And if you don’t relish the homogeneous nature of how you’re supposed to live in society, I say: rebel.
Be yourself. You’ll be better off.