Work and Professional Experience

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Work and Professional Experience Ed Allen, an author of creative fiction and helpful nonfiction, supposedly wrote "To change is difficult; not to change is fatal" (Thinkexist, 2012), while another said ""Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up" (Leading Thoughts, 2012). These quotes grandly express the premise behind agency. Of course many other could be gathered, people are elegant with regard to the need for constant personal change which leads to growth, but they are not necessary to understand the concept. Agency, as described in the book The Mind at Work by Michael Rose, is the sense that a person can move forward and grow in their personal lives or help initiate growth in someone else. It is a striving to become something and make the world a better place than it would have been if the individual had not lived. Rose (2004, 186) says ""young people 地re realizing how important work will be in their lives, how it will frame who they are and what they can do in the world. They are desperate to be somebody, to possess agency and competence, to have a grasp on the forces that affect them." It is an interesting facet of this concept that a person does not have to willfully produce this effect they can be an unwitting agent as was George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life but in general the individual sees a need and actively seeks to provide for it whether in their own life or
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