>I fell prey to the peer pressure and ended up taking up this (seemingly) popular quiz.
| You scored as Philosophy. You should be a Philosophy major! Like the Philosopher, you are contemplative and you enjoy thinking about the purpose for humanity’s existence.
Not bad. Engineering is 3rd on the list (and it tops the list of paying jobs).
Percentage values are interesting. Philosophy comes at 100%, Psychology at 92%. And overall everything has a pretty high percentage value. I think it just shows that I like doing things in general…
>So, Sahu believes that “Job satisfaction has got nothing do with the job content.”
You can be doing anything and be satisfied/dis-satisfied.
Satisfaction is a state of mind and is purely internal to our mind. Job is an external thing. We can’t find what is internal in an external object.
I remember one of Kabir’s doha from my school days:
“Kasturi Kundali base, mrug dhoondhe van mahi”.
Meaning: Kasturi resides in a deer’s body. But the deer doesn’t know and it keeps running around in whole jungle looking for Kasturi. [Note: Kasturi has a very sweet fragrance. A deer can sense the fragrance and wants to find out where it is coming from. It is unaware that it is _the_ source of that fragrance.]
>Interesting post from Sahu about job satisfaction
Job satisfaction is a pretty complex topic. I am surprized that nobody has written a best-seller on this yet and made millions [hint for you].
Even though job satisfaction is one monster that every corporate coolie is trying to kill these days. It is equally true that in our age, satisfaction in general is missing. Are you satisfied with your travelling life? your book-reading life? your physical-exercise life? your bathing life? your shitting life? Won’t you like to shit in a clean, sleek, extra-wide toilet that has freshness of a new flower, scent of jasmine and Motzart playing mildly in the background, while the sunlight enters the toilet filtered through a sexy curtain? [Sorry if I offended anyone but that's fact.]
We are all the time bothered only about job satisfaction as (in Sahu’s own words) “people have started identifying themselves only with their job”. Hence, we always crib only for satisfaction in our job.
But the problem is bigger and broader. I think if we solve it in one area of our life, we can apply the same solution everywhere else.