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YOU ARE NOT YOUR JOB

THIS YEAR WE HAVE ALL learned the lesson of impermanence. The plans we thought we were making, the lives we thought we were living—2020 has taught us just how illusory they were.

For many of us, jobs and careers have proven to be the most impermanent of all. Yet in these uncertain times of layoffs, furloughs, and unprecedented unemployment, it’s worth remembering this simple truth: You are not your job.

The Buddha might have taken that a step further. He might have said that you don’t exist

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