Fran Thring I completely agree with you on this point.
Context matters. And you are correct that I am speaking to a largely American and prosperous audience on this point (not necessarily financial, but also prosperity in terms of abundant opportunity and access).
“Sometimes a job isn’t about following a dream or “changing the world” it’s about making enough to survive, commitment and tenacity.” Correct, I would agree with you on this point.
I’m glad you brought this up because I want to make it clear that shaming anyone who takes a job to support their family is wrong — as you say, this act is honorable.
This desire to “change the world” is a product of prosperity — of having transitioned from “surviving” to “thriving.” Most millennials who feel this desire to do “more” with their life are reacting to a life of plenty. Which is a good thing.
“We don’t always know the full story behind people’s desk job vocations.” Well said. Thanks for the comment.