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By reading these texts you absolve me from any responsibility for any negative consequences of your doing so.
This work is intended to enlighten you about life on Earth, and help you get into Heaven.
You should not use its contents for selfish or evil purposes.Most Saints agree there is a Hell. You don’t want to end up there!
The Devil loves a clever man. There are a great many clever men in Hell and there is always room for one more.
He can use your intellectual pride to lead you away from the true light; Christ the King. Your time is shorter than you think; don’t waste it seeking selfish, vicious ends.
Remember the first lie and who told it: “Ye shall be as gods!”
Men are both selfish and social creatures. We want what we want but we also want other people’s approval. What we want can please or displease others. This has consequences.
It is interesting that Christ said that a Christian would be a “sign of contradiction”; thus the World would hate him. Whereas, to succeed materially in this world the easiest way is to be agreeable to everyone, without being seen as effete.
Put simply, you get people what they want, while they see you have some spine, and thus you rise. You present the best picture of yourself possible and hide the negatives. You are positive even when you make criticisms. You help rather than hinder. You’re fun to be with and when you’re not, you withdraw or keep silent.
You follow what trade you can excel at and thus, clients come to you.
A Christian knows his body will die and the world will end for him. Thus the game of life is played for more noble ends: his spiritual perfection and that of others. He can still succeed in worldly terms but his trials take on a differerent quality; they are sent by God for his instruction, rather than the mere suffering and darkening of the mind that doing evil causes to the wicked.
Education & Career Planning.
As a child you can’t choose your early education. It depends on the will and the means of your parents. In your teenage years you can exercise some choice. Here are some points you may want to consider:
1. Classical studies enhance all others. A knowledge of ancient Greek and Latin makes learning all other disciplines easier. This is because western culture is based on classical Greek and Roman literature, via the Renaissance. Technical terms often have their roots in Greek and Latin words. This is because Greek and Latin were the languages of the earliest copies of the Christian Bible, and Latin was the language of the Roman empire, and thus these were the languages of Christian monks. As monks were the first educators in the West, they became the languages shared by educated people, scientists and scholars.
Latin became the ‘lingua franca’, or common language of educated people all over Europe. It overcame cultural and linguistic boundaries. Knowledge of Latin and Greek makes learning medicine easier, for example, as body parts and diseases were first named by doctors who wanted to make sure their foreign colleagues understood what they were writing about.
2. Languages are good, but choose carefully. A great many people have a major European languages as their second one. You will make yourself more employable if you learn the language of a third world country with substantial natural resources, if you follow my drift.
3. At the other end of the scale, modern subjects and the humanities, like ‘media studies’ or ‘English literature’ or ‘psychology’ seem very attractive, because they have a glamour, or people think they know them already. This makes their study arduous, because they’re oversubscribed, so colleges try to weed out the unfit by making the courses difficult.
A good degree (a ‘2.1’ or better in the British Isles) in these subjects can be a passport to middle-management or junior executive status in any company. It shows you can apply yourself, do research, and make presentations, which is the essence of information-based careers.
However, they’re not terribly useful in themselves. They make a nice adornment, but that’s it. You’ll find you’ll have to learn a new ‘trade’ after you graduate.
4. Sciences. Good choice, ‘though undervalued, and underpaid. There should be a shortage of chemists and physicists at the time of writing, as clever minds flock to more lucrative professions. There is a steep learning curve, and ridiculous levels of specialisation are required. Scientific training will stand you in good stead in later life.
5. Mathematics. The language of numbers. Only a fool ignores this subject. The farther you can go in this subject the better it will be for you in later life. By numbers a man can measure almost all.
6. History. A pillar of many other disciplines. A man with no knowledge of history is truly ignorant, ‘though it depends of the purity or provincialism of what he’s been taught. History is simply the present badly remembered. The past shapes the future. Empires rise and fall. The wise historian can predict the rise and fall of his own.
7. Economics. Well worth while. Useful for future businessmen. But beware: only one economist in a generation is a true prophet and that is by mere gambling odds!
A quick rating of common careers:
Lawyer. Nice work if you can get it, and if you are good at it. Lots of competition, however, and your qualifications are not internationally valid. A good springboard to a political career.
Doctor. Always a good choice. A noble profession. A lengthy education is required, and the internship is a form of slavery. Don’t attempt it unless you genuinely have a vocation; it’s not just a job, or for the status. Doctors are being denied the respect they once had, and are the subject of litigation and intense bureaucratic meddling. Getting a good practice is not easy either. A good and ambitious doctor can make what he wants of his life.
Armed Forces / Police. A noble calling, arduous, underpaid, dangerous. People are wary of you. A springboard to gainful employment if you retire or leave with a good rank. You are the last line of defence against the barbarians, a fact that seems to be forgotten in the early 21st century. Soldiers and police are treated like peons in peacetime, and like heroes when trouble’s a-brewing.
Civil Service. A good choice. Nice benefits, most favourable contract of employment, pension. You’ll never be rich, but you’ll survive ok.
Office jobs. Only worthwhile if you have an executive position. If you bring in the sales, they’ll plead with you to stay. If you’re middle management, it’s nice, but watch your back!
Otherwise, you’re a serf. You’re off the streets, and out of the weather, and you MAY make enough to pay the mortgage, but you’ll live in fear for the rest of your life. A special exception for secretaries and accountants; they are always in demand, and can easily switch or find new jobs.
Trades (Plumber, Carpenter, Mechanic, Electrician etc). Turn and turn again. A true craftsman can name his hours and his rate, these days. Apprenticeships are a thing of the past, so a skilled, honest, reliable craftsman is a rare jewel, and consequently can have revenge on the middle classes who both need and fear him. I don’t think they’re going to invent radical new means of transferring water, in the way new materials may have replaced wood for the carpenter, but they’re still a good bet for a man who’s good with his hands.
Unskilled Labourer. You’re a human donkey. If you make a living, and you don’t get crippled by it, you’ve done all right.
Artists (Actors, Writers, Dancers, Visual arts, Musicians). You’ll be poor for life. High failure rate. Patchy employment. These may seem attractive to the children of middle-class families viz “I have been an artisan so my son may be a clerk so his son may be an artist”, but it’s no way to make a living. Do not be seduced by the glamour of these occupations; for all save the very few the glamour is on the surface only.
Computing (IT/Programming). Topical, but a steep and constant learning curve; your current knowledge will be completely out of date within five years.
Self-employment. Needs careful thought. If you’re sure you can make money by the bucketload, then follow your dream. If not, get a job. There’s so much more to worry about if you’re self-employed. You’ll work twelve-hour days. If it’s your calling, then these hours will pass like minutes; if not, you’ll knacker yourself through over-work and worry.
Priest/Social Worker/Nurse. You’ll get your reward in heaven, and job satisfaction. You’ll need the patience of Job, as you’ll be dealing with irascible and stupid people on a daily basis.
Politics. If you’ve got charisma, and a dream, go to, my son. Not a noble profession. You may sacrifice your character and good name. Do not be afraid, or falter. In the end, it’s just part of the great game, and everyone is as fearful as you are, so bluster it out if needs be, and stand firm.
If you are a good public speaker, and presentable, you can go far. If you have a vision, you will take others with you. 98% of people are wracked by doubt all of the time. We are drawn to people sure of themselves.
Politics affects everything; people who say they are a-political are either fools or crypto-Conservatives.
Academia (teaching). A noble profession. Most devalued, these days, because more common. Even professors have to churn out papers just to retain tenure. Poorly paid too, and teachers get a lot of ‘stick’ from both parents AND students, when they’re not filling out forms.
Journalism. Greatly over-rated. You’ll write what the editor wants, and the editor will in turn publish what the owner wants. Forget it.
Farming. Not something you can really choose, as you usually have to inherit land. A good farmer is an energetic man with many acres. Otherwise you’re a peasant, and you’ll labour and fret for your bread. Again, a devalued profession these days, ‘though that may change if our international civilization falters.
In the end:
You don’t choose a vocation; a vocation chooses you. Keep that in mind as you fret about what to do with yourself. A part of you already knows; listen to it.
In any job or career, you should take time to stand outside yourself, and ask what you are doing, and why. All careers ulimately end with the grave, and a paragraph in a newspaper. All that varies is the cost of the coffin, the size of the paragraph, and the circulation of the newspaper.
See clearly, and without bias. Don’t let the glamour of this world blind you to its imperfections. Don’t hasten busily to an empty house and empty life. There are more important things than an office of your own, and a key to the executive lavatory.
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