26 April 2018

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: Vocation

Our new meeting place is now the Gran Clavel. We meet downstairs but
PLEASE get your drink before you come down to the library. The waiters
will direct you if you cannot find us.
Gran Clavel (Café-Bar): Gran vía 11, esquina C/ Clavel, 28013—Madrid

Dear friends,

This Sunday we are discussing: Vocation

This is a term we are all familiar with and we all appreciate that the
term vocation started with a calling for a religious life. Today, we
hardly speak of vocation and more of careers and professions. So what is
the difference between vocation and career?

The term career has a feeling of cold calculated planning, something we
do to make a living. A vocation is more an emotional commitment for the
craft or occupation we are passionate about.

Of course, this is not to say that a career cannot be a vocation; there
is no objection that some people speak of their career as being a vocation.

A career is, without doubt, a modern term and careers today form the
basis of economies and societies. And careers are more cerebral in
nature based more professional training. Today society depends more on
inventing a better combined harvester than developing skills with an ox
and plough.

But careers can also come second to a vocation. For example, NGOs can
offer fulfilling career but because of the nature of the work involved
one needs more than just adding up the numbers. One needs an emotional
commitment that really fit the terms of a vocation. Other professions
possibly include investigative journalists, medical care to poor
regions, working with the homeless and so on.

The bottom line is that when people pursue vocations they might feel
more fulfilled as a person and society is much better for their efforts.

Best Lawrence

tel: 606081813
Blog: http://philomadrid.blogspot.com.es/
MeetUp https://www.meetup.com/PhiloMadrid-philosophy-group/

Gran Clavel (Café-Bar): Gran vía 11, esquina C/ Clavel, 28013—Madrid

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: Vocation

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