I have been fishing around for where I should talk about serious business next. Ello seems to be a good choice, since no one actually uses it.
Lately I've been thinking about the concept of Right Livelihood versus the concept of I Am Not A Special Snowflake. For most of my life, I've sought/worked in jobs that reflected my values, and where I was actively doing things I liked doing and felt were helpful. I've been reluctant to take a job that I thought might compromise me.
Which is good, but:
I also have to look at the reasons for this honestly, and think about whether its really a moral decision or whether I am just being a snotty bastard. Would I not get a job at K-Mart because I don't like what consumerism and big box retail does to communities, or just because I don't like bright lights and dumb customers? The answer: too much of B.
I think I might be happier, and associate with people in a better way, if I dropped just a bit of my compunctions.