Every so often, I read a blog post and find myself nodding along enthusiastically. Terminal Degree wrote just such a post today, about working as a musician. Really, though, it could be about any sort of working and any sort of "calling" one might have.
I'm in awe. Go read it!!
I'm sort of a Hobbesian in one way: And the life of man, solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short.” Not so much about the religion thing, though.
Given that I think we're pretty nasty critters, and that most critters will do in whatever other critter in a nasty way given the opportunity without potential danger, I'm sometimes amazed that people do as well as we do. I come to a four way stop, and lo, pretty much everyone stops and takes their turn. It's truly amazing in some ways.
Nonetheless, (and back to TD's post, sort of) I don't think most people jump for joy at going to any job every day. We make compromises about what we're doing all the time. I guess I hope to try to be ethical in what I do, but I know I don't do so well at that all the time.
And yes, I'm aware of the difficulties of grounding an ethics without any sort of religion or diety thing.