About 'Open Mike in Busan'Introduction
This week I’m going to talk about my job. I’m a financial trader, and I work for myself.Provenance
I read recently that seven out of ten Korean people regretted changing their jobs. Clearly there’s a lot of stress here connected with people’s working lives. It’s the same in England. In fact, there’s a word for it in English – we call it the “rat-race”, and it’s a race many people dream about dropping out of. There’s a book about trading by Alexander Elder, which begins with these words: “You can be free. You can live and work anywhere in the world. You can be independent from routine and not answer to anybody. This is the life of a successful trader.”
It’s a good opening because it speaks to the dream of freedom and independence people have.