I’m Generation X – the lost generation who grew up too late to get the post-War bonus, too early to fully embrace the modern world. Growing up in the 80s, I was obsessed with a Canadian children’s programme called The Littlest Hobo. Every episode basically followed the same plot:
- The eponymous Hobo, a super-smart German shepherd, travels from town to town across Canada.
- When they arrive in a new place, inevitably something needs to be fixed to make the townpeople’s lives better.
- Hobo inspires and helps the townspeople to solve their problems, learn valuable lessons, and then moves along to the next adventure.
Finding myself “unexpectedly available for work”, I’ve recently been thinking a lot about career and looking at my LinkedIn profile, remembered that I’m a Littlest Hobo.
Staying at one place, doing the same role, with the same people is not for me and I suggest shouldn’t be for you either. Without change, without growth, without the ability to learn, we’re stagnant.
We should all be like the Littlest Hobo and move on once our chosen townspeople can solve their own problems.