Dec 17, 2012

Do you want to be rich or just happy person

While searching for next topic which should be helpful or entertaining for you, I have found out something very interesting that took my breath away. Have you ever thought that interest of people about career is on the decline?


Do you remember, few years ago, everyone was talking about building a career and everyone wanted to build it greatly. Tons of people were searching on Internet for topics such as career, job career, career opportunities or career builder every day. A careerism ruled the world and society. In this article, I am going to share some ideas why do I think that this isn't going to be true anymore in couple of years. The answer may be found in such a simple tool as Google Trends. In the picture below, there is simple diagram that is showing curves of words searched by Google in past 7 years. As you can see word 'career' and all relatives of that word is on decline until the word 'happy' is in uptrend.

Career statistics
Index of words search by Google: career, happy, happiness. You can see the difference between years 2004 and 2012.
So while researching for my next topic I have realized, that the statistics are really cool thing to watch. I think people's priorities have changed in past few years. They don´t desire for power as they did before. Great career or property are not in fashion anymore - or at least as much as they used to be. Nowadays they want to fulfill their dreams differently. They really want to live their life to the fullest and get pleasure from each day. Spend more time with family, get rid of stress and learn more about themselves. People are trying to calm down and enjoy the life for a moment. We can find the concrete example in my favorite movie: 'A Good Year' with Russell Crowe, which was taken in 2006. Movie is about success driven british investment broker who inherits his uncle's chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. After the uncle´s death, Crowe has to go to France in order to settle the heritage. Despite his character - he discovers a new laid-back lifestyle and begins to think about life from a different perspective.

A lot of poeple in this society have opportunity to choose from two different options in their career. Either you might do what you don´t really like but you are well paid for it. Or your work is at the same time your hobby and it makes you happy and satisfied even with the smaller income.

Or maybe someone found out how to quickly build a successful career and I just missed it? 
And what about you? Is your life the hunt for success and money or for the fulfillment of yourself?
I know that financial freedom gives you the feeling of security for you and your family. But sometimes, I think, you do more for happiness of others more, than for your own. 

Never put yourself in the end of your life to regret that you've raced all your life for something that wasn´t quite your dream. You have one chance to live, don´t miss it. No matter what!

Jane is finishing her masters in Economics and Management - specialised in commercial communication at the university. Now contributing for Playyourday as a former saleswoman with experience in California and no.1 Top Student competitor in management and marketing contest. Her charming sense of humanity is felt all around the place.

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