Larry Myers

Daily Note

December 13, 2023

In my 20’s, and even into my 30’s, I used to look down on people who did not seem to have any career aspirations. I did not understand why people weren’t spending large amounts of time outside of work on professional development. Now that I’m in my 40’s I certainly have more empathy and understanding to people who view their job as just a job. Climating the corporate ladder requires a large investment of your time. You have to develop the right relationships, work on the right projects, and join the right companies. You will be incentivized to give up your free time and deprioritize relationships outside of work. You will likely be very well compensated for this.

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that decision, just make sure you actually want the money and prestiege. After you achieve financial security the dimishing returns on your happiness kick in very quickly.