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Talents in the society of esteem

It is easy to believe that people who do the same work have the same skills.  But every person has his or her personal talents and it’s quite easy to discover them.  Just speak with somebody who has the same occupation as you do, whether it be gardener, computer scientist, interior decorator, composer, lawyer…. or whatever your profession.

We can see this distinctively at a conference or trade show.  Everybody shares the same profession, but nobody is like the other.

Why is this?  Shouldn’t one lawyer, doctor or decorator be the same as any other?

You already know the answer, it’s because we are all different.

Our life experiences are different. Our thoughts, motives, weaknesses and strengths are different. Nobody in the world has exactly the same personality as anybody else.

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Esteem for our work

In the economy we have occupations.  If you are one of the lucky ones in our society you get to have a job that is also your vocation. These are the people who are happy in their work and glad for each new working day.  Working hours are often not enough, because they are so fulfilled by their tasks.

More often work in our society means drudgery.  Surveys have shown that many people aren’t happy in their work. Each evening they can hardly wait to leave. They don’t find their vocation in their work but perhaps in their spare time, in their hobbies.

Why are so many people unhappy with their job? We could find the reason for that in the economic system of our society and in the rules of the hierarchy of value. Most people don’t choose their jobs according to their abilities but rather to the amount of the wages.  Work in our society primarily means earning money.

In the society of esteem economy works differently. The choices of the occupation occur according to the talents. In the society of esteem each single talent is esteemed, therefore the choice of career happens free of exterior stimulation such as money.  Each occupation is equally valuable.  Work means self-fulfillment.

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