We live in curious times. Our access to what our ancestors would call the “good life” is unprecedented. With plentiful food, modern medicine, and transportation that can take us across the globe in a single day, you’d think our zest for life would also be off the charts by historical standards. We should be drinking in every minute and living our lives to the fullest, right?And yet, according to a 2013 Gallup poll, 70 percent of Americans hate their jobs or have “checked out” of them. How can you avoid joining this disillusioned throng of working dead and becoming one of these career zombies? How can you maintain control over your own destiny, despite the obstacles in your existential path? Here are a few simple moves that can help you make it through the working world with your soul intact.