What if we all woke up everyday looking forward, full of ideas and energized because we had found our purpose in life?
Well, English Teacher Online thinks this career advice to save the planet can help you do just that –to have a happy, successful and prosperous life too.
How Should I Choose My Career?
Start with your passion, what you love to do and are good at.
It needs to be your vocation, what the world needs and you can be paid for.
Don’t just settle for a profession, what you are good at and could get paid to do.
Find your mission, what the world needs and that you love.
Your ‘Ikigai’ is your purpose in life, the point where your passion, mission, vocation and profession converge – and it’s really important that you find it.
Why Is Money Not So Important?
Most of the problems in this world come from the fact that people aren’t happy. They are forced to do things just for money and not for the greater good of saving the planet.
Unhappy or uncaring people in power can easily make bad or corrupt decisions because they are not following their true path, they never found their Ikigai.
Money isn’t even real, it’s just a trust mechanism that we use to exchange time, goods and services.
In an automated world – culture, art and music become a currency that enriches society. Nobody should feel they need to do a job just because someone says that everyone needs to work.
Before the 21st century, housewives were exploited because they felt obliged to work hard without any monetary reimbursement – they did it for love and an understanding that if the chores weren’t done, the house could easily fall into ruin.
Gender equality is helping, as men and women start to share household chores but we need to see this reflected across society, not least in the positions that affect our planet most.
Nobody can predict the future – most of us can’t even predict what will happen next week! The only thing we should really be interested in is happiness in the workplace.
How Will We Save Humankind?
The universe is so beautiful that it deserves to be appreciated and enjoyed by sentient beings such as us. At this moment our species is very vulnerable to a meteor strike or other natural disaster.
We can save our civilization in two ways:
- Escape the planet and colonize other areas of space.
- Protect Earth’s environment so that it’s able to support human life in a meaningful way.
Double our Chances of Survival
This is not an either or scenario. We can choose to work for both outcomes, to have a life supporting Earth and human colonies beyond our mother planet. The important point is that these two goals should not conflict with one another.
So, what is your Ikigai? What is your purpose in life? Your passion, mission, vocation or profession? What career path will you choose? There are so many possibilities – good luck choosing well.
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