The other day I went to lunch with a friend who is working on becoming debt free and simplifying her life overall. I asked her how it was going.
“Ugh,” she said. “Well, I told you that Herman took a sabbatical so he could teach for six months, right?” Teaching was, her husband believed, his calling and he was excited to step off the corporate fast track to mold young minds so he took a paid sabbatical to try it out.
“Well, two days in the classroom and he said he wished he were back in his cubicle.”
“Well, he can go back,” I reminded her.
“Yeah, but he was so sure that this was what he wanted to do,” she said. “He’s s...