A greek proverb says that «idleness is the mother of all evil» (αργία μήτηρ πάσης κακίας). I remembered this thinking about the time every person looks for their first job. Why? Because every person – no matter how qualified or confident – when faced with this problem, start doubting themselves and being pessimistic. I was wondering why that is. The truth is that this doesn’t happen when one is looking for their second or third job. The reason seems to be that when you already have a job, there is no idle time to make you start doubting yourself. Instead, when having finished studying and looking for a job there is too much idle time, and the mind wanders. If you think about it, very few people find a job within one or two months after starting to look for one.
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