The Great Resignation: Yep, I Quit
Sometimes you have to know when enough is enough.
Seems like everywhere you go, people are talking about “The Great Resignation”. People are walking away from their jobs in search of something better. And while “better” may be difficult to define, it is the driving force for most.
There are stats that show that nearly 4.4 million workers have simply left their jobs — and possibly the workforce altogether. And that is a staggering number of people.
Many of them will find fame and fortune on their YouTube channel, while others will create enormous wealth writing on Medium. And the rest will become social media influencers and travel around eating exotic food.
Statistics being what they are, I was never counted in the first place. I am self-employed and nobody gives a damn whether we continue next month or decide to really get rich answering the most insipidly stupid questions ever asked; on Quora.
But even though I am self-employed, and even though nobody counts me in their statistics, I am letting everyone know that I am officially resigning.
I’m resigning from fear.
I am damned tired of being afraid of stuff. I ride a motorcycle. I hike mountains. I travel to dangerous places by myself. I am done being afraid all the time. And even though I don’t really live in fear at all, I am resigning from listening to people whose main job is to scare the living hell out of me.
Screw fear, I quit.
I am resigning from feeling like I can do more and more
I already do a lot, and I will continue to do so. But I am quitting the part about feeling like I should be doing more. Constantly working for more means I don’t take enough time to enjoy what I have already created. And that’s based on fear.
Screw that, I quit.
I am resigning from listening to the incessant babbling of people who do not care about me.
I like people who care about me, and I return that care without strings and with great loyalty. Those are the only people I am interested in. My social media needs an enema, and I am just the man for the job. Putting up with toxic people is a form of fear. The fear of missing out.
And, you know, screw that, I quit.
Fear makes us weak.
Fear makes us compare ourselves to others.
Fear prevents us from trying something new.
Fear sucks the joy out of life.
Fear kills innovation.
And I am done with it.
Thanks for reading.