It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


What would YOU do?

page: 1

log in


posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 09:22 PM
Hello ATS, it's been awhile since I've made a thread and I must say it is a pleasure to be back. I was having a conversation with a colleague yesterday, we are both in the re vegetation industry, we construct large wetlands from scratch in order to balance out the urban development that is going on in our city. While it can be tough work it is very rewarding and seeing the ducks and swans, pelicans and swamp hens arrive is a surreal experience, all of a sudden, they just appear and it is now their new home, great stuff.

I currently work two jobs as I am also a professional musician, almost on the verge of being able to rely solely on the income from my music, which is an exciting prospect for me. It is a tragic thing in the world where people cannot do the job most suited to them, where people must work seemingly dead end careers that they find less than stimulating in order to simply survive in this globalized world of ours. A world where people are not allowed to follow their deepest dreams and inclinations simply because of economic unfeasibility is a world not evolving as it should, in my opinion.

So back to our conversation. What if money was not a factor whatsoever in career choice? What if people did what they most felt suited to? What if everybody on the planets job description was to serve humanity in the best way that they possibly can given their orientation, skills and dreams? What job would you do?

I find that wealth is a major factor in career choice, what if it were not? How would YOU find yourself best serving humanity as a whole? What job would you be best at?

If we lived in a world where people did what they were best at, not what paid the bills a bit better I feel that as a global society we would reach new heights of excellence and the harmony that this would bring to people in general would allow for some serious spiritual and cultural evolutions to take place. This is the future I believe, once we have created free energy systems people will not have to work as much, and this will create opportunities for people to truly follow their deepest and most pressing needs and dreams. This is the future for humanity if we can only get rid of these nasty people manipulating us all into slave like existences from the top of the pyramid, in order to further their control of the population and resources/wealth world wide.

This is of course hypothetical, but interesting to think up about none the less. Under this job description I would answer that I would best work as a studio musician, crafting sounds and textures, writing songs and generally trying to uplift people through music that can comfort the soul, in the most honest way possible. Also to try and wake people up through music, this would be my job in a world where money was not a guiding factor, what would YOU be?

I find that the answer to this question can reveal deeper inner truths for people about why they are here and what they are supposed to be doing with their lives. If you look deep enough and try to answer this question as honestly as you possibly can, you may find something beautiful in your heart that hasnt surfaced yet, a purpose that when found can bring bliss and can reveal something about your souls inner most needs....

SO, what would YOU do?

edit on 28-6-2012 by sir_slide because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 10:33 PM
reply to post by sir_slide

Well, to answer your question, I believe I would pick the same career I'm studying for. When I was younger, and trying to decide what I wanted to do with my life, I promised myself I would NEVER be stuck in a job I hated. I never wanted to be another zombie crawling off to some 9-5 office job. I needed something where I could actually feel that I was making a difference. I sat down and thought about what I could be happy doing for the rest of my life, and the only thing that came to my mind was animals. Something to do with animals.

Now, 6 years later, I'm a year away from becoming a registered vet tech. I won't be making a lot of money, in fact, I'll barely be scraping by. The average salary for a vet tech is $32,000/year. Better pay than some, but not great in terms of security.

My point is, I chose this career knowing it would never make me rich. Realistically, I could go back to school in a few years and become a veterinarian, but that costs way too much money. I would have to first pay off the student loan I already have, and probably also apply for a new one.


If money were completely out of the question, and I could study whatever I wanted, I would STILL choose to work with animals. As humans we will always be dependant on animals whether it's for eating, plowing fields, or making clothes. If some SHTF scenario were to happen, we would become even more dependant on animals to survive. Veterinary skills could go a long way in a society such as that, and even in today's society, where so many people own pets. I would choose this career simply because, directly or indirectly, it makes a difference in the lives of the people in my society.

Although...maybe I just always knew I would work with animals. My mother always tells this story about when I was really little, I said I wanted to be a "singing veterinarian" when I grew up. Well, lets just say you don't wanna hear my singing voice...

edit on 28-6-2012 by Saphira because: fixed typo

posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 10:38 PM
The key to happiness will always be this:

Find something you love doing and find people who you love and who love you to share it with.

posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 10:48 PM
G*d D*mit.....

I had a whole page written out when the back button was pushed.

to make a long story short...

I grew up in an artistic family. I play drums/piano/keyboard and attended IU Herron school of art.
I quit because of no finical stability in art/graphic design. My absolute favorite thing to do is going metal detecting. I love the thrill of digging up something hoping it to be a gold ring, gold coin or something that someone hasn't seen in a few hundred years.

After I quit college, I joined the Marines as a Intel Specialist. After that I got a job with Conrail RR (going on 15 years)

...but its not what I love to do

I want to be an archeologist or a treasure hunter off the coast of the Floria keys looking for gold coins, relics...

If I could make half of what I'm making now doing what I love to do, knowing that I would still have that job in 20 years, I would take it in a heart beat.

posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 06:22 AM
reply to post by Saphira

Thanks for sharing, it is a really awesome thing you have going and wish you total luck with it all in the future. It was really nice to read your comment in the scheme of things, again thanks for sharing.

posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 06:24 AM
reply to post by TrainDispatcher

That sucks!

It sounds like you've had quite the interesting time, I was always fascinated by the treasure hunting in the honduras area, the Caribbean seems to be quite the spot for it with all of the sunken pirate ships full of booty and treasure.

Thanks for sharing your dreams with us, much appreciated.

new topics

top topics

log in