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Which profession should be not a miss?

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1. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Mind you, in this total capitalism world where societies are formed into economical-basis, our live seems to walk forwarding towards a long twist-and-turn pathway in a huge capitalist-pyramide.

Teachers and educators are not sufficient; scientists, researchers, doctors, lawyers and many seem to derail from the actual way and attitude; politic and religion entity may appear to be a big dream for people who are seeking for power and luxury; cultural activists, literati, environmental working communities and ... are getting very rare in number and even once one of the greatest job - postman which played a very important role in past warring time (WW1 and WW2) is one of the career with the lowest wage in the world!!!

Parents encourage their children to pursuit higher demanding and better-paid professions rather than taking on their(the younger generation) own enthusiasm and interest...(simply check the statistics on any institutes or job-recruitment agencies and have a general idea on how our society react to today's world)

What is going on here? and which profession may seem reasonably be emphasizable in this far-away-from-idealistic world? Do this rigid social structure and entity bring us a better life and prospect? Is this scenario one of the contributor to the global warmth where certain specialists said our main concern is to protect our resource and preserve it well on the earth besides instilling the very proper mindset and spiritual needs?

What is your say?

2. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

To me the world is just changing. Postmen are no longer as important, because letter are being replaced by telephones and e-mail. Yes, it means we write less, but in other ways it means we have closer and more frequent contacts to our loved ones.

Parents have always encouraged their children to become wealthier and there have always been bad members of any profession. Even cavemen and animals do this.

I don't believe this means we're loosing our values, it means we are slow in learning to apply our values to new things.

3. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 11y

What makes you happy? Can you find a way to make a living doing it? Forget what the media is telling you that you need and should have. Don't pay attention to all those outside influences and listen to what your heart is telling you!

I, personally, am most happy when I am being creative and helping others. There is nothing more satisfying for me than to go out and cater a wedding and be out on the buffet and seeing everyone having a truly glorious time. And to be able to be a part of that ... icing on the cake. Maybe I am just very fortunate to have been able to put my passion into something that makes me happy and I find fulfilling.

I have worked with many college students that have no idea why they are in college. And, unfortunately, now-a-days in America, a college degree isn't enough. You have to go to graduate school. Otherwise, you are looking at working in a McDonald's or waiting tables in a restaurant somewhere. You're grades might be ok - not in the top 10 - and that's not good enough. No one wants to work hard for their money. And the ones that do can't make enough to afford what the media tells them they need to have.

In conclusion, the best profession is one that truly satisfies you - personally. On a soulful level. For me it is being creative and having that feeling of satisfaction.

Best profession - veterinarian?
- kid's doctor?

And when I grow up I want to be an anthropologist. Loved Indiana Jones and I have so many questions about why we are here and how the human race has evolved and is continuing to evolve. Just don't know if I would get the same satisfied feeling at the end of a days work.

4. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 11y

Quoting Q_Zhang

I don't believe this means we're loosing our values, it means we are slow in learning to apply our values to new things.

But are the new things truly of any value? I guess I am a little old school with my morals and values systems

5. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

Quoting IronChef

But are the new things truly of any value? I guess I am a little old school with my morals and values systems

That's a part of what you're trying to decide.

6. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

No profession is immune to societal changes. It is how we adapt to the changing world that determines our chances of survival.

7. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

- postman which played a very important role in past warring time (WW1 and WW2) is one of the career with the lowest wage in the world!!!

Postal workers in the U.S. make a very good wage, one of the best for a career that doesn't require a college degree. They also have the best insurance/retirement package of ALL government workers. (They are the only ones that are separate) It is also a difficult job to get, as most that find a position with the U.P.S., don't leave until they are at retirement age, there isn't a lot of turnover.

8. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Am taking notes...thanks!

9. Posted by chemukh (Full Member 132 posts) 11y

Quoting IronChef

In conclusion, the best profession is one that truly satisfies you - personally. On a soulful level. For me it is being creative and having that feeling of satisfaction.

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I think there are two types of person, talking about to choose a job:

The ones who are willing to spend time doing something all the day that does not really satisfy them, but put money in their pockets and then, with that money, they can do wath they really want, like travel, by example.

And then there is these people (me included) that do prefer to do wath is really a passion, who never could waste a single minute of their lives doing something in wich all the heart is involved. People for ones their jobs ARE the thing they really want to do. Of course it has a price, most of the times these jobs donĀ“t are related with the money.

Of course, there is a little part of the population who has the luck to have both things in the same pack, and I envy them; and there is all these people, most part of the world, that have to work just to survive, and they really can't choose.