But if the things for the most part that you enjoy are in the liberal arts(philosophy, history, etc) have degrees you can do nothing with except teach what are the alternatives? Do you know any good jobs that pay well for a philosophy or history major?
And then I also have to factor in job security which I imagine will be HUGELY important in the future when the impending crises' in my nation America finally have to be addressed
You have to strike a balance - in other words you have to have a level of income that can support you but remember that if you loathe your job you will be doing that for the majority of the time that you are awake. If you're looking for a long term career it's best to find something you can be happy doing in a field that will pay.
It's an interesting article, but my one gripe is that it sort of echoes a sentiment expressed by every single generation since eve bit the apple (hahaha)... that the next generation have it easy and should darned well grow up and be miserable like we are!
There is some truth to it but I still think that entrepreneurism is not, as the article suggests, about satisfying an existing need in return for a profit. Entrepreneurs have always thrived on inventing needs that didn't exist and marketing a product to remedy that.
I'm deeply interested in this concept of infantilization & never fully researched consumer capitalism. Seems quite apt to the time we live in and I'm wondering if this was intentional social engineering or unconscious effect of the gradual evolution of global capitalism?