“A job will never satisfy you all by itself, but it will afford you security and the chance to pursue an exciting and fulfilling life outside of your work. A calling is an activity you find so compelling that you wind up organizing your entire self around it—often to the detriment of your life outside of it.”
Lewis adds, “There’s no shame in either. Each has costs and benefits.”
And his larger point is that Wall Street never gave people callings but “jobs that they could pass off to themselves as well as others as callings,” and that now, without big banking bonuses, perhaps tens of thousands of bright young students will spend a little more time finding a calling rather than a job.
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