Back in high school, we were each given a big thick career guide. The guide listed all our possible career choices. There must have been thousands of them. Flicking through the guide, your mind would flicker with inspiration - the choices seemed endless. Surely all the choices meant nothing but freedom.
Yet there was something fundamentally wrong with this guide. Where was the option for "entrepreneur" or "nomad"? Where was the option to invest all the waking hours of your life in a startup, move to some foreign country and live off meagre salary?
Its seems everything had been decided for me. A "successful" life was mapped out. School, College, 9-5, Promotion and then retirement. This is the "norm". This is what's expected.