I’m so glad she said it! Exactly!
‘On Friday, a woman at my office who I greatly respect came up to me and said, “I think what you are doing is courageous. Many people your age sit in jobs like yours and stay there for years, even when they are visibly miserable. There is a world of opportunity out there and what you’re doing is brilliant.” ‘
a) You won’t starve on the streets
b) Your kids won’t starve on the streets
c) That job you quit paid well enough that you saved some money
d) Your parents will pick up your slack.
I find articles like these problematic because they imply that people who are not able (for a variety of reasons including the ones I suggested) to simply quit their jobs are whiners, are cowards, or are in some other way culpable and to be looked down on.
The real guilty party is…
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