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From [livejournal.com profile] tdj via [livejournal.com profile] skreidle: Need a less stressful career? (check out his summaries)

Obviously the person writing the original article has never actually experienced any of those careers. Since when is desktop support or nursing considered a "zen" career?

Since the article was sponsored by an online college, aha. Hey look, they have a culinary school, a beauty school, a technical institute, what a coinkidink. They've even got an "Auto-diesel" college. I'm surprised that auto mechanic wasn't on the list of zen careers. C'mon, there's even a book, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance".

Date: 2009-10-10 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skreidle.livejournal.com
a) First post-PSAT "college" mailing I ever got was from the Nashville Auto-Diesel College. :)

b) C'mon, there's even a book, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance". You've never read it, have you? :)

Date: 2009-10-10 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sylke.livejournal.com
Re: (b)

No, but I did bother to Wikipedia the book before referencing it. I'm aware it's not really intended as a source for information about either Zen Buddhism or motorcycles, much less the two together, but given the amount of research the Yahoo article writer put into the 8 choices it seemed like a mere book title would've been sufficient argument for any of those careers had the author thought of it. I decided not to let a little thing like content or fact get in the way of a pithy comment. ;)

Date: 2009-10-10 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skreidle.livejournal.com
*laugh* Good call. :D

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