The premises are that we all deserve to be happy. Uhm … No. The premises are that all good people (and by good people I mean those who do not need to hurt the others to get what they want) deserve to be happy.
The facts are: I don’t see many happy people around me in the world.
The facts are: 90% of the people I meet everyday spend 50% of their time working.
Another fact is (this is the last one, I swear) that less than 50% of the people are not happy with their job.
Now, luckily I’m not one of those (I’d have many things to say but I love what I do and I love the industry I work in, so I can’t really complain that much), but how many people are preventing themselves to be happy by doing the wrong job?
Moreover, since recession is here and finding a job is really really tough, the wish to change job is something that will unlikely come true. That person will not move.
So, basically, because of recession even more people are doing something that does not make them happy. And do you know what happens to these people? In the long run, they become either mean or unproductive. Uhm, no, not a good thing for the company. So the company starts losing money. And that creates more recession.
Do we really want to end up this way, with our professional life full of mean and sad people who do not have alternatives? Do we have the right to stand up and fight for our right to be happy even though it’s tough, even when it seems that there are no alternatives?