Thank you for posting this. I'm going through a bit of soul searching myself, as I'm reaching a crossroads in my life. I'm going to be finishing my undergraduate degree after this year and I'm considering my options, as my future is pretty wide open. I'm really trying to decide how I want to live my life. Do I want to invest a lot of time and money into a career? Maybe, that's what a lot of my friends are doing. Law, pharmacy, accounting; these are all solid jobs, especially if you really enjoy them.
But I've started wondering why? What happens when I aquire that high paying job? What do I get out of it? A lot of office time, stress, and money I don't really need? My friends talk about buying cars, tv's, paying for their smart phones, but I don't really care about that stuff. I'd be happy with a small cheap car, basic phone and no TV. Hell, everything I really need I already have here in my apartment.
So this comic really resonates with me because I'd like to reject (modestly) the consumerism around me. I'm still going to get a graduate education, but maybe in a field that I enjoy more, but that perhaps is tougher to find a job in and make a good salary. I really would like to get a job that is challenging but not too demanding. Perhaps I'm being naive and unrealistic. I don't know, but that's really what I would like out of a job and my life.