Syndicate

Feed

Career orientation

After a prolonged careerbreak, tedious jobs and university welfare, I have to decide on a new career orientation. To kill time and deal with the cost of living for the next five years.

I’ve made a list. Still haven’t made a decision.

Teacher : Although I may have some talent at explaining how things work, I have no strong inclination to provide such explanation. How is it so rewarding to teach people how to do things ? Like a friend told me recently, it’s like talking about sex day in day out, but never having it. Many people who have failed in their career have ended up teachers. In my film production classes, all the teachers were failed artists.

Journalist : I don’t like to inform so much as to undo the damage caused by misinformation, deliberate or not. When I witness someone telling another person something that’s just plain wrong, I have an itch, I gotta speak up. I like to investigate things and to uncover secrets. But I'm not interested enough in the current state of Misinformation to engage in journalism work. I would need to be so much more informed about what is known, and what is being told, and all that.

Preacher : Now, we’re burning. In hell that is. I would be the founder and sole preacher of the Church Without Christ. I would climb on top of a car roof downtown Montreal and explain the nature of Satan. I would expose the theories of René Girard. But at the thought of speaking in front of crowds, I’m scared to death.

Sex worker : In the workplace, this Activity takes place all the time. At least, in the sex business, it’s all out in the open, the nature of what’s going on. If I had the body, and with the current state of Modern Love, I would make myself rich by playing hooker. I have some experience too.

Programmer : The beauty of well-written code, of its logical flow — it’s interactive, it’s alive. Not static like the stuff you make in Photoshop, that you love one minute, that you hate the next. Programming is soothing. But it can be and will get dry.

Dictator : I watched again Schindler’s List last week. There’s that scene where Schindler explains the nature of power to Amon, the SS commander. Schindler says : “They [Jews] fear us because we have the power to kill arbitrarily. But that’s not real power. Real power is when we have every justification to kill and we don’t.”

Shindler explaing power to Amon

As a dictator, I would never kill. However, I’d make everything that I hate compulsory, and outlaw everything that I value, until everyone is disgusted with what I hate and engage secretly and with fervour in what I like. Then I would organize a revolution, make sure that my government is overthrown, and, finally, I would go back to living without power, but with a lot of money, which is power.

Troublemaker : Sounds like fun. see ghost

Housewife : Never.

Ghost : If I didn’t have to give up my body for good, I would be a ghost. Then I wouldn’t need to worry about the cost of living.

Last edited by Caroline Schnapp about 6 years ago.

Comments

radio free drupal

hi caroline

when you become dictator i will help organize the revolution...

i will use drupal to do pirate podcasts and video against you-
and inspire the underground with forbidden music and films

please make sure we know what culture you hate
i mean love, of course... as per your plan

vincent, in buffalo

The problem is...

...that you could probably do all (well most) of them if you wanted to. It is in some ways a curse to be multi-talented. If there is only one thing you can do to make a living, you have to do it to survive, but if there are many things, then the focus is more on what you want to do, and that is when things get complicated.

Motivation is such a strange animal--I wish I understood it.

Jack-of-all-trades

It is in some ways a curse to be multi-talented.

You heard of the expression jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none ? I had way too many interests even way back, when I had to decide what to study in college, and then at the university. Well...

Motivation is such a strange animal--I wish I understood it.

I find that if I start to work on something, anything, I get some motivation, to at least get the stuff done. I can find relative ‘motivation’ even in tedious work. But it’s not pleasure. It’s not fun. It’s numbing.

--

"Teacher : Although I may have some talent at explaining how things work, I have no strong inclination to provide such explanation."

I'm definitely with you here. Especially my mom usually says I'm good at explaining things, and yeah I guess I can say I do an ok job at that without bragging too much. But where's the fun in it? Seriously. I mean ok, you might get some sort of temporary joy out of being able to teach someone else something, to aid someone else with your knowledge (both because it's nice to be able to help - and to be honest also because it sure makes you feel all big and important when you know something that others don't ;)) but in the long run, where's the fun in teaching the same thing year in and year out to different people. Where's the personal development in that? How long before it turns you into a rambling machine?

"In class, I was the idiot whom the Lazy went to, to borrow notes. Why?"

Why you let them borrow your notes? Because you weren't a jerk? Not being a jerk is a huge deficient in school.

"I remember the time when I was a well-paid tutor for the two sons of a weathly man. It payed well, but I gave up within a month because one of the two sons did not get mathematics, he didn’t have a logical mind... and it was just too depressing for me."

I tried to teach a guy I know a little bit of programming, but he didn't get much. I've got mixed feelings about this though, because yes it's frustrating and sort of depressing when they just don't 'get it'. But then, I've been there myself, I've been the idiot not getting it, many many times, so I really don't want to look down on them or give up on them just because they haven't got it - yet. But anyway,I'm not trying to moralize over what you did here, I probably wouldn't have the patience either if it were someone I didn't know.

"When I help ____ with her homeworks, and that girl is so darn smart, I end up doing half of the work. I can’t wait for it to be finished, so we can play. I even learnt to imitate her writing."

Sort of scary and really cute at the same time :)

"And how is it so rewarding to teach people how to do things ? Like a friend told me recently, it’s like talking about sex day in day out, but never having it. Many people who have failed in their career have ended up teachers. In my film production classes, all the teachers were failed artists."

Yes and yes. I don't know what else to say, I just agree.

"Journalist : I don’t like to inform so much as to undo the damage caused my misinformation, deliberate or not. And when I witness someone telling another person something that’s just wrong, I have an itch, I have to speak up. I like to investigate things and to uncover secrets. But I am not interested enough in the current state of Misinformation to engage in journalism work. I would need to be so much more informed about what is known, and what is being told, and all that."

I'm also disgusted by misinformation. I really don't see myself running around sticking microphones in peoples faces though, I'm way too shy for that. However, if I would be a journalist, the one thing I would be really interested in doing is to dig into what the media does. To be the media watching and digging up the dirt on the media, because who does that now? Nobody. They can pretty much say whatever the hell they like and nobody will be able to say what's true or false. I mean, the competitors aren't exactly likely to try and fact-check an opponents news, they are way more likely to hop onto the same wagon and go with the story, true or false. And the ones that might actually dig up the truth, how are they going to make themselves heard when they are not the media themselves?

"Sex worker : In the workplace, this Activity takes place all the time. At least, in the sex business, it’s all out in the open, the nature of what’s going on. If I had the body, and with the current state of Modern Love, I would make myself rich by playing hooker. I have some experience too."

I might be out of line here since I don't know you, but if I'm allowed to say so, don't beat yourself up. People are not always what we expected/hoped for, it's not your fault. Shit happens. And maybe there were still something positive which came out of it? Guys have instincts/desires which don't rhyme well with female instincts/desires, that's just a sad fact. When the guy has "spread his seed", he loses interest in the woman and wants to move on to the next one. Yeah it sucks and I wish it wasn't like that, but it just is. ...Unless... there's of course a big 'unless' there. I'm not totally sure what it consists of, but just knowing it's there means there's hope.

"Programmer : The beauty of well-written code, of its logical flow — it’s interactive, it’s alive. Not static like the stuff you make in Photoshop, that you love one minute, that you hate the next. Programming is soothing. But it can be and will get dry."

Of course I couldn't agree more with the flowing beauty of the code, it's art, it's just very difficult art (which is funny since I'm soooo not 'arty' - or so I always thought). Anyway, yeah it can suck as well... some days you're in the mood, you've got the flow, you almost in a sort of natural high on the trance-like experience of writing beautiful code, preferable together with some music if you're asking me, it makes the music and code marry each others in a beautiful way. ANYWAY... what I was trying to say before I got carried away was that - yeah some days it's just plain dull. You don't get the flow, you're not writing anything fun. Just plain dull. You might as well be sweeping the streets.

I'm still pretty happy working as a programmer though... I mean yeah not everyday is a party, but then in what job is everyday a party? I can't think of anything I'd rather do.

"As a dictator, I would never kill. However, I’d make everything that I hate compulsory, and outlaw everything that I value, until everyone is disgusted with what I hate and engage secretly and with fervour in what I like. Then I would organize a revolution, make sure that my government is overthrown, and, finally, I would go back to living without power, but with a lot of money, which is power."

That's brilliant :)

"Housewife : Never."

I'm gonna be the devils attorney for a bit here if you don't mind:

Are you saying 'Never' because of political correctness (i.e. you are disgusted by the thought of women being 'oppressed' in their homes) or are you saying it because you truly just couldn't imagine yourself doing that sort of work?

I'm just putting a little twist on it, just to tease the mind, maybe I'm out of line. I mean, I completely understand why you said 'Never' there, I would too if I were a woman, but I think it's still interesting to wonder why.

"Ghost : If I didn’t have to give up my body for good, I would be a ghost. Then I wouldn’t need to worry about the cost of living."

A world where there's no cost of living... no chores to do. I'm wondering what sort of world that would be. I'm reluctant to say it would be a world without struggle since there would still be human conflict based on things like possession and relationships.

Very interesting...

Very interesting points and questions you pose there.
I will get back to you on this. Thank you.

That picture is from

That picture is from Schindler's List? Great movie.

wonderful website.

I adore anything you currently have below. You create the idea interesting and you still have the ability to maintain it wise.This can be a wonderful website thank you for revealing.

While other shapes can make

While other shapes can make you appear boxy or round, v-necks accent your shape and minimize your bust. Experiment with different tops and you'll see you look better wearing a v-neck top than you do in any other blouse. Stay away from patterned replica designer clothing with large shapes in case you are overweight.

That collection of watches

That collection of watches is definitely among the world's best crafted range of http://www.irisweb.co.uk watches,with its superb design,smooth finish & a host of innovative features.

Career orientation

Career orientation brief overview of all the options possible careers that are out there in the world and probably some from educational backgrounds

Michael kors bags sale is

Michael kors bags sale is certainly pursued and much sought after from the royal and upper classes.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <css> <html> <javascript> <mysql> <php> <span> <a> <b> <i> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <sup> <sub> <dd> <del> <blockquote> <img> <q> <p> <div>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • You can enable syntax highlighting of source code with the following tags: <css>, <html>, <javascript>, <mysql>, <php>, <rails>, <ruby>.

More information about formatting options

CAPTCHA
I have to wonder if you're a human spammer or a machine, or less likely someone who cares to leave his or her thoughts behind.