The Secret of Happiness is Simple…

I’ve been thinking hard about my last post, and I believe that a lot of the problem is that children aren’t encouraged to pursue the things they love to do. The education system was built to create employees, but in a world where jobs are increasingly scarce, a change is sorely needed.

Even a degree is no longer a guarantee when there are 83 graduates this year (UK figures) for every graduate level job (up from 69 last year). That means that lots of kids will be disillusioned and forced to take jobs they don’t want and don’t like.

So what? You may be thinking. Most people don’t like their jobs, there’s nothing new there.

But I don’t think that’s the way it’s supposed to be. And I do think that everyone has a skill/interest they could develop into a job/business that could make them a decent living, and in some cases make them rich. However they’re not currently encouraged to explore and develop it.

We often steal our children’s dreams with our ‘we know best’ attitude, saying things like ‘You want to be a what? Don’t be foolish. Get a real job so you have some security’

That’s a shame!

In his fantastic book ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ Robin Sharma says ‘the secret of happiness is simple: find out what you truly love to do and then direct all of your energy towards doing it

So why don’t we help our children to do just that? Let’s teach and encourage our children to make a job they love instead of take a job they hate. If we can do that they’ll never have to work a day in their lives.

And wouldn’t that be great?

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  1. Rachel Henke
    6 years ago

    Wow that’s so true. I’m seeing first hand with my 15 and nearly 13 year old how they educate them for jobs that are no longer there. My daughter and I are planning to create our first niche internet business together as I can see that she’s not gonna get the help she needs to create a lucrative and exciting career from school!

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    entrepreneur Reply:

    Thanks for commenting Rachel. That’ll be great for your daughter (and you). Many schools just seem to focus on exams and attendance to hit their Ofsted targets, and the real needs of the individual students comes way behind.

    Mark

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