Then he said, “Don’t quit your day job”.
This is supposed to be a funny way of saying, “You shouldn’t get out of your comfort zone. You shouldn’t try to better yourself. You shouldn’t strive for more. Don’t try to be rich.”
This is supposed to be a cruel way of saying, “Let other people be great. You stick with your job.”
So many people simmer with chronic despair, stuck in a job for five years, 20, 30, and they think they are too late.
But you aren’t. You never were. And you aren’t now.
We are here to explore. We are here to be curious. Not to argue at a 9:15 meeting. Not to cry in your cubicle.