How Changing Careers Might Make You Happy

A Field Guide to Job-Hoppers

2) The Midlife Monk

Previous occupation Litigator
Epiphany
Winning a billion-dollar case in favor of a Fortune 500 polluter
Current whereabouts
Meditating at a Buddhist monastery in Nepal
Style sense
Saffron robe, shaved head, musky-smelling sandals, prayer beads, and Cartier watch
Hardest part of new gig
“The Buddha says a man must give up all attachments—but I can keep the watch, right?”
Potentially life-ruining temptation to steer clear of
Hot nuns
Photo: Vincent Dilio
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