Someone else's dream

Jun 07 2007 by Print This Article

The average worker is supposed to find a job, dedicate themselves to it, and slowly, inexorably climb up the corporate ladder, right? Well, twenty years ago, perhaps, but not any more.

Gen Y has long since stopped buying into the 'career ladder' concept. Just take a look at Don't Waste Your Life or Time Pursuing Someone Else's Dream, a postinjg over at

"When 'They' started the business, they had a vision of what they wanted to do, how to do it, etc. Then they figured out they would hire people to do the work so THEY can realize THEIR dream," writes darthsidious.

His point is that all of the people who complain about bosses, find themselves persecuted in their job or get stressed about work should realize all they are doing is helping someone else achieve success.

Judging by those who responded to this post, many agree. Employees may be realizing that all of the stress their bosses heap upon them does nothing to help them find happiness.

What should the average worker do? Perhaps, find a way to start their own business, work for themselves, or dedicate more of their time to pursuing things important to them, rather than activities that just make managers wealthier.

A manifesto for mass entrepreneurship? Let's wait and see.