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Monday, January 19, 2015

Time to Talk Goals

Since the stories all revolve around a single theme, it naturally makes you see that subject from all different viewpoints. We are raising a couple different talking topics and invite you to share your thoughts. If a thought struck you while reading a story that wasn’t raised in one of the discussion posts, please bring it up in comments. Let’s talk about the good, the bad and the ugly side of GOALS:



WHEN GOALS DISAPPOINT


Eric Price raised an interesting thought in a comment on Joan Curtis’s story. He wondered if anyone would approach this month’s topic from the view that the main character reached their goals only to find out it wasn’t what they wanted. Personally, I think of the scores of people I know who have a college degree or some sort of technical or trade certification in one field, yet are working in a different field completely. Has this happened to anyone? Was it due to a waning interest once you delved deep into the subject or was it simply because you couldn’t find work that utilized your education and training? Has anyone else achieved a goal only to realize it wasn’t a good thing to strive for or perhaps were surprised by the lackluster results upon achieving it?