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.