"Joblessness is not uselessness. Uselessness is not meaninglessness."
If we let our jobs / careers determine our identity completely, then our lives may become meaningless when become jobless and feel useless.
Jobs have ceased being full-time and permanent for a long time. Everyone is more or less a freelancer these days. Go to work in the morning, do your job and come back in the evening after collecting that day's pay. You do not know when your job is gone for whatever reasons.
For whatever reasons, there is so much change in the business environment that hiring and firing is done very rapidly. Many times it does not make much sense at all. That makes it even more important to ensure that we do not let our jobs determine our identity.
Sometimes when we do not have a job and do not have skills for the jobs that are available, it is natural to feel useless. That's what is the reality at that time. Once you had acquired some good skills, they served you well and now those skills are not useful anymore. That does not make your life meaningless. As you had learnt the skills in the past, you can learn new skills and get a new career.
A bend in the road is not the END in the road.
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