Bildung and Career

This squirrel has achieved everything it has dreamt of. It can even sit without a chair when it wants to enjoy the view. Obviously, this squirrel has managed to lead a quite successful life. Bildung (i.e. humanistic formation, cultivation, and development) and career, though, did not play a role here. We humans do not have it as easy as the squirrel. What, for example, is Bildung when faced with a working life that requires us to specialize? And what are education and professional training, if one’s profession cannot be one’s calling in each and every case? Moreover, in the digital age we need to understand and master a new job market.