Monday, June 7, 2010

So How Will this Experiment End?

A good experimenter does not pre-suppose results. The job is to observe carefully, record the observations unaltered and only later retro-fit theories that explain the results obtained.

But what works in science doesn't always work cleanly in the human sphere. So how do I think this "experiment in retirement" will end?

I suspect that sooner or later, I might revert back to a corporate life, with earnest promises to myself "to never forget the many lessons learned." And to everyone who asks about my time off, I will tell them that "I won't give up that experience for anything."

Whether I will say that because I really believe it or because none of us likes to admit failure in any endeavor, I really don't know.

For now, I am enjoying the time immensely. The experiment goes on.

3 comments:

Robert said...

What's making you think that you'll revert to corporate? Financial? Boredom? Health Ins.?

~ Marie ~ said...

Wow... hopefully it won't be due to a financial gorilla on your back..and would only be by choice.

Now that I am out I could never ever no way no how go back to that cesspool ... oh I mean job.

:)

Of course I was way past burn out.

No matter... your life adventure is amazing and we all know you know how to get out again if need be.

Cheers!

Ram said...

@Robert:

Corporate is more of a 'default' state.
It is surely not boredom, and it is not health insurance.
It is just that a lot of what I want to do, I can do within the corporate world as well. Unlike a lot of others, I actually liked being a part of the corporate world, and to me it is just a 'comfort zone' thing I suppose.

@Marie:
Very perceptive. Knowing that I can always get out again is a big safety net that I know I have.