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.”
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.