Let’s face it, whether we like to or not, we have to make a living to survive in today’s society.
There is an earnest need and drive for a career.
As children we never are really prepared for this world, we simply get “You need to get a job. You need to grow up. Etc. Etc.”
But we never are told why?
Very few parents explain the necessity for a career of their passion to their children. We are given all the support to be astronauts as kids (and some of us DO MAKE IT). So what happens? Why is it that this still permeates our culture? Is it because job security is so low? Is it the need for parents to make their children self-sufficient earlier than they want? Is it that the parents simply want their children to be productive members of society? (Whatever that means…)
I think it is a little bit of both.
Because, yes, to live and survive you DO NEED TO MAKE A LIVING SOMEHOW. So why not go out there and follow your passions? Do what you are good at! What you feel you are meant to do, even if it is for only a few years. The concept of a life career is out of the window.
On average, people change careers a total of 5-7 times in a lifetime, according to the Department of Labour.
So, I think we are allowed some leeway.
Be urgent in choosing your vocation, but be passionate.
Choose a job that will make your heart sing. A job that you can go home at the end of the night and feel accomplished, and feel like you are making a difference no matter how small.
The world needs every kind of vocation and skill with every kind of person doing them.
I hope you can go to bed tonight knowing that you are making a difference, and you are no matter what you may think.
Good night. Sweet dreams.
Lunar meditation posed by Caitlin Matthews, Celtic Devotional.