A reader writes:
I read with interest your entry on . And, in terms of your Devil’s Advocate, I’d have to say that this person is just plain whacked. I know… I know… I don’t even know this person… However:
It is not surprising, in my opinion, for one to start asking one’s self ethical questions as one gets older. I’m in the process of preparing to leave the country for a variety of reasons, and some of the decisions I’ve made of late address my own ethical and moral considerations. While I haven’t developed, yet, to taking the kind of step you have, I am looking toward my future as I finish my travels.
Since I don’t plan to come back to the US, I’ve had to examine just what I’m willing to do for a living when I get done travelling. I know that I don’t want to be doing the corporate thing any longer. I realised a few months ago that, while I need access to health benefits to finish my preparations, I’m just not willing to make any of the ethical or moral compromises necessary for success in the corporate world. It’s not that I couldn’t be successful there… I’m just not willing to, effectively, sell my soul. I’ve had the experience of observing, first-hand, someone that is doing just that. Not a pretty picture, I tell you.
In any case… The point here was to let you know that someone out there does not, in fact, think you’re nuts… Rather, you are doing what comes natural to a fully self-aware being: Questioning everything, including yourself.
Thanks for your blog!
And thanks for your note of support!