Thursday, February 4, 2010

Work Discussion: Things to Consider

Be prepared to discuss these issues in reference to yourself and the essays (Labour, Serving Florida, and Surgeon as Priest).

  1. What are your ideas about and philosophy of "work"? What is it for? What does it mean to you? How do you want work to integrate into other parts of your life, i.e. family, friends, time off, hobbies, recreation, etc.?

  2. How do you reconcile the "ideal" concerns of work with the "real" concerns like paying the mortgage?

  3. What do you want to be and how does that fit in with your ideas surrounding the questions in point 1? If you don't know what you want to be, what is important to you about your life? How does your idea of work fit into that? What types of professions allow you to be the type of person you want to be?

  4. How do you view different professions? for example, less "educated" professions versus more "educated" professions? What factors influence your views?

  5. How does Orwell's implication that we wear masks and our faces grow to fit them influence all this? For example, how might being a police officer change your personality? Being a doctor? A librarian?

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