Many are calling this the resignation economy. I too have used such a phrase in my presentations. However, that phrase doesn’t quite capture what is occuring right here and now. There are, for lack of a better word or phrase, certain cosmic imbalances. Potential employers seeking too much information without really laying out who they truly are. Certain potential new friends holding on to secrets that are gnawing at them while seeking to get to know you better. Vendors offering 10% off if you give them three ways to contact (and eventually bombard) you. Hence, we are in a quicksand of unbalanced relationships and exchanges.
Everywhere you turn there’s a missing piece of the puzzle that you have to figure out. You are in a constant -What is likely to happen if- mode. Sure, people are resigning from their jobs. Many are tired of a bad environment. Others just want out of the rat race. Others don’t even want to step into it.
This is more a time of reflection tham resignation. It’s a time to ponder one’s limits and boundaries, as well as what one finds to be acceptable. If only people would count to ten before they canceled each othetlr. But that’s a whole other story for another time.
Ponder away. However, don’t take forever either. Life is meant to be lived. Live your life don’t think it.