I got to thinking about something the other day when pondering how to explain a “job” to my son. It occurred to me that no one really has a job anymore. Rather, people will have a series of joblets.
The mythical company man is dead. Never to return.
It also occurred to me that the only job you will have for life is the one you create for yourself.
This will include a lot of joblets - small jobs you take along the way as you build your set of skills.
If anything we are creating a new set of master craftsmen. Except instead of tools that can be picked up and touched these master craftsmen and women will have a finely honed set of skills that they can apply to solve all sorts of problems.
What are you mastering?
What would you recommend telling a teenager?