posted on Jun, 1 2009 @ 02:55 PM
reply to post by canuckeyes
We are the smartest people on this planet, we are drugging ourselves down to average?
That is certainly a telling synopsis of today's education system. I totally agree with you.
I find myself very satisfied when I do construction work, or when I am in a fight, lol! My day job is currently working in an office for the state of
Florida, but I hate it! My degree is in chemistry, but I can't stand the lab.
When I build things, I get to put a lot of problem solving, physical labor, and instant gratification to work. Plus sawing and hammering relieve
stress. I just haven't been able to make it work as a career so far.
I also feel very satisfied after any type of emergency situation where I was useful. When I was younger, my friends and I would get into a lot of
fights, and that was pretty satisfying, but as I age it seems a little too dangerous. Physical sporting events tend to keep me focused when they are
competitive, but as an adult it is harder and harder to find good competitive leagues to participate in. Football, basketball, martial arts, etc.,
work well for me, but bowling and softball don't do the trick!
Writing non-fiction makes me very satisfied, but it is difficult to do in my off hours because of the kids and wife, and I haven't been able to
convert it to an income yet.
Surely there is a way for us to apply our skills to something world changing?!? The world needs it and so do we, so how do we get involved. I don't
have the income to become a politician or philanthropist.