As this Post only has meaning after reading the latest post by Iain deJong’s “OrgCode ” posting, I ask at this time that you switch to that post for clarity. I request that you return and understand that I respect Iain and was merely in a humorous and uncramped thinking mode!!!
I, as a simple man, have come to a somewhat different conclusion than yourself; yet one that has basis in what you speak of. Having had and lost everything a few times in my life, I find that Job is just a means to establish Career which provides the thoughtful need for finding or founding a Vocation. Through the last three year Vacation from Job and Career, I have found a similar Vocation of striving to end or at least to minimize homelessness. In the process of ending my Joblessness and therefore advancing my Career-Direction to support my Vocational tendencies in this regard, I find that all three at the same time can, must, and will be my future. In the process I have found a fourth outcome, goal, driving force, will to live and fulfill my Vocation, need for Job and Career to entitle and endow my vocation. That outcome is Death! I feel lucky that this inevitable outcome while letting me know that it is closer than it was 61 years ago, is far from ready to end the first three. My Vacation from Job and Career is ending as my Vocation becomes stronger and gains wider reach and deeper in focus.
In other words I have combined all three and through my recent Vacation and thoughtfulness about Death (which I understand to be the end of Job, Career, Vocation, and the Final Vacation), to a conclusion that separating any of them from the others, takes and ascribes less value to any one of them, than they have as part of the whole. I see that the only separation viable is that of Death from the other Four (yes Vacation is now part of the opposite of Death)!! So, I wish you well on your Vacation from Job, Career, and Vocation, and that Death takes its own sweet time and a long Vacation from your life. Just knowing that it will take us all in our own time of its choosing, is a relaxing and driving force to all of the above. I only have so much time; Oh Well, lets get on with it. Lets get on with it all and give it all meaning so that when Death hands us our Cease and Desist notice; we have enjoyed our Jobs, Careers, Vocations, and Vacations to the point that others can look at our existence as having had value and surpassing Death. I personally find consolation and drive in these thoughts and wish them for all. May all be accomplished even past Death and lets go watch the FIREWORKS!!!!! YEA!!!