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111. Calling in the Arts: Vocation

What’s a job anyway? Some folks are brought up thinking it’s just a thing we do in between sleeping. We always get asked what we’re going to do when we grow up, but did anyone ever really talk about how that choice happens? Or if it is even a choice at all? Whatever the case may be, the work we fill our days with has a lot of bearing on our lives. It’s the activities we define ourselves by, and it’s the worth we often apply to ourselves and others. There’s probably a large margin of error wrapped up in thinking about things this way; perhaps, there’s a bit more to it.

This week, Ryan and Garreth sit down to discuss something more than a job. Calling, vocation, work, job, career: these are not different words for the same thing. Even though we may intuitively know this, we still have a tendency to use them interchangeably. But what do they actually mean? And how can we think better about their differences?

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