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An argument for not trying to please people: You should never work on something with the sole purpose of adding it to your resume.
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The world is driven by marketing. When you interact with other people, you need to know how to sell yourself. This means that you would want to fill your resume with activities that look good.
How can we focus on independently deciding our actions and quality of life, when so much of our lives are spent interacting with other people?
Should you try to boost your resume? While the answer appears simple that anyone would like to work on getting credentials and experiences that look good on paper, the larger question includes a bigger set of problems:
Should you do things because
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