I’m not sure that any book, movie or video has ever truly changed my life in the sense of dramatically altering its course, but if I can think of something that has had any impact on it, than it would be this video.
One month of writing empty job applications and motivation letters without motivations was working well in pushing my mood down. The need to describe and identify myself with some specific qualities or interests was just wrong to me. I am not one thing.
Then I came across this Ted Talk, and I felt relieved. I was not the only one jumping from one activity to the other, not sure about my next move because “who knows? maybe I’ll find something different that I want to learn”. I never really thought I was the only one obviously, but hearing that out loud was exactly what I needed then.
In the next CV, I changed the style of presenting myself. Two days later, i got an email for a job interview. Luck? Maybe, also.
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