Life values: there’s something to be said for taking stock once in a while

A few of my friends have called me ‘brave’ for leaving what is deemed by society to be a good job. But the way I see it, it’s just that I factor in values that are different from conventional measures of success, into my career/life decisions. The risk, in my opinion, lies not in losing the prestige and lifestyle that comes with a particular job, but in not living life in such a way that I can look back on with pride as having been lived according to my values, not necessarily those of society.

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