In a world that is often as cold and senseless towards people that are less fortunate, it is quite often easy to forget one’s privilege. One of the ways this privilege is shown is in the knowledge of the works of the bureaucracy. It is unfortunately not common knowledge how often complicated bureaucracy can be for those that are not well accustomed to it. Nevertheless, as a future physical therapist, I strive to not only be on top of the system myself but to help my clients in every way possible. Although it can be difficult to maintain one’s ideals and values in the face of bureaucracy, especially in a country as consumeristic and bureaucratic as the United States, it is possible, and that is exactly what I strive towards. Both the explicit and the hidden corporate culture can be tricky to fathom and understand but are not impossible to tame.
My aim is to make the most of the corporate culture without sacrificing my ideals and priorities. I believe in the good of people and in the fact that everyone should get what they deserve according to their abilities and needs, and hence it is necessary for some people to be supplemented. It is a complex question – how to create a working environment that does not just bring money but benefit to you as a human being. I intend to focus on the wellbeing of my customers and prioritize them and the people close to me over money. Luckily, today, it is considered a beneficial work policy to appear socially aware and hence giving to the people. Therefore, my priority would be to choose a socially aware employer by considering jobs that are helping people remain humane in these artificial times.
The TED talk in question was very interesting but also very topical in a way that it considered questions that have been on many people’s minds for decades. It was interesting to consider the topic of whether the machines will be taking the people’s jobs, and I agree with the speaker on the fact that they most likely will (“Race Against the Machine: Andrew McAfee at TEDxBoston.”). However, I also agree with the speaker on the fact that this is not necessarily a bad thing. I do not think that a word that is focused primarily on earning money is the most advanced one, and hence, perhaps, getting away from that objective will help humanity to progress further. My question is, if you did not have to make money, what would you do with your life?
McAfee, A. “Race Against the Machine: Andrew McAfee at TEDxBoston.” YouTube, uploaded by TEDx Talks, 2012, Web.