Kitaab

on-industry

1970-01-01 00:00

+++ draft = true date = 2019-01-11T06:23:12+11:00 title = "On Industry" slug = "" tags = ["tech"] categories = [] +++

Assuming all goes well, I will be graduating this year. So the deadline for the assignment I've been procrasting on for well over 4 years is fast approaching: What to do with the rest of my life? Of course, to most people my position is highly enviable, and the answer is obvious. Being passionate, talented and (soon to be) certified as educated in a field that is incredibly lucrative there's really only one thing I should do -- move to where they'll pay me the most money, join the most prestigious company that will hire me, work hard, get promoted and enjoy the luxury that follows.

Sell my soul to the highest bidder, it's capitalism 101. So what the hell am I deliberating about?

When the biggest and most prestigious companies are outright ~evil~ harmful and I am idealogically motivated, I find it hard to find the right balance. Can I find a "good" job without compromising my morals? Am I willing to take the pay cut that comes with not selling out? What is the right balance?

It seems easier to become a homesteader instead.