Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for June 23, 2014
Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life. A person happy doing is own work is usually considered an eccentric if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it's to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success. Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords him the time to pursue other interests and activities.. is considered a flake. A person who abandons a career in order to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to his potential. As if a job title and salary are the sole measure of human worth. You'll be told in a hundred ways, some subtle and some not, to keep climbing and never be satisfied with where you are, who you are, and what you're doing. There are a million ways to sell yourself out and I guarantee you'll hear about them. To invent you own life's meaning is not easy but it's still allowed and I think you'll be happier for the trouble. -Bill Watterson
..It’s easy for Bill to throw in the towel,he can sell reruns and rerun books and reruns of rerun books…some of us have mouths to feed and bills to pay without the millions in the bank to live on….