Career Inertia

That circumstance when someone gets drawn further and further into a particular line of work, less out of love and dreams, more from the gravitational pull of a neutron star whose mass is comprised of aging, laziness, practicality, peer pressure, familial responsibility, and familial burdens. I just learned of the existence of a tidy phrase that summarizes all that: “career inertia.”

Ca-reer ee-nur-tiaaaa. Isn’t it fun to say? It’s breathy, smooth.

 

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