Daily Lessons for Teaching Sophie's Choice

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Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)


Jobs versus vocations. Stingo found himself hating his nine-to-five job, and wrote scathing reviews of every manuscript submitted to him. He shares examples with the reader of the reports he handed in to his editor, all of which put down the hopeful authors with an almost maniacal glee. Stingo hated his job. This is not an uncommon experience. Unfortunately, in this country it is rare for one to like a job. How can that change? Perhaps the answer is that one looks for a vocation, not a job.

This lesson will look at jobs versus vocations.


1. Class discussion. Merriam-Webster Dictionary gives one definition of vocation as: a summons or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action. To expand this meaning to a job or career it could mean a calling or strong inclination towards a particular career. Thus, it is possible if...

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