If There Was Any Work/Job You Could Do, What Would You Do?

in #whatif2 years ago

When I observe the people around me, going about their work, I notice something again and again. It's that a lot of people, if not most, absolutely hate what they are doing.

In reality, they are only doing what they do because they "have" to do it, not because they "want" to do it. They are only doing it because it's how they earn a living. Given a choice, they would probably quit it at the drop of a hat.

This is the story of a lot of people the world over. And that's not surprising at all. We have come to live a robotic and mundane life, doing the same things every day over and over again. Even a machine would get bored!

I wonder the great things people would do, if their basic needs are not an issue anymore. Have you ever given this a thought? What does your heart really want to do? What would you do if you could do any work (real or fictional)? This is something I haven't had to think about at all. That's because there has only ever been one thing that I have wanted to do/become.

A Space Explorer

I have always felt that I was born about a century before I should have been born. That's because the space technology of our time is simply not advanced enough. And I have always wanted to be among the stars and planets, actively discovering new ones.

I can only imagine what it would feel like to pilot a superfast (close to light speed?) spaceship and just making my way through the eternal darkness of the cosmos, visiting one planet after the other.

I would basically be a nomad... a space nomad! How cool would that be? If there are any alien civilisations out there, (and if they are friendly) it would be even more fun!

Alas, these can only take form in my imagination and not the real world. I hope reincarnation is real and I'm born again with the same desire to be a space explorer about a hundred years from now! That's how bad I want it!!

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if their basic needs are not an issue anymore. Have you ever given this a thought? What does your heart really want to do? What would you do if you could do any work (real or fictional)? This is something I haven't had to think about at all.

For me it is simple, I have always wanted to dig a hole in the ground. A big hole in the ground by hand. When I was younger and stronger I was to mobile in moving for work. I had the health and strength, just not the location or time. Now that I am older, I find myself still fairly mobile, I have the time now, just not the health, location or strength to do it.

It wasn't just a small tiny hole I wanted to dig, I wanted to dig a big hole, by hand shovel and wheel barrow only. I think it was because I was so fascinated by the giant copper mine in Nevada, a really really big hole in the middle of nowhere. In 3,000 years I can't imagine what people are going to think of such a hole in the ground, will it be the new mystery place on earth to a future civilization like the Pyramids and Sphinx are to us.

(I wonder the great things people would do, if their basic needs are not an issue anymore.) This is so true, people get so stuck fulfilling their basic needs that in the process they actually lose the person who they actually are!

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