pirate wrote:Coolkidsrock2 wrote:Read somewhere that the illiterate of the 21st century is those who do not know how to re-invent themselves, i.e. learn, unlearn and relearn.
The problem is not the unlearning and relearning. The problem is after that, one may have to restart from the bottom again.
If employers give some credit for maturity and general work experience, although you may have to start lower, it shouldn't be from the absolute bottom. Often, when we unlearn, relearn etc in later life, it is somewhat related to what we already know. In which case, again, it may not be necessary to start from the absolute bottom. But we have to get away from the mindset that life/career/earnings should be a constant upward trajectory through life. Some downward steps periodically, especially after any kind of career switch or in later life, should be expected.