What do you desire?

Since: Mar 13

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#1 Mar 10, 2013
What do you desire? What makes you itch? What sort of a situation would you like?

Let’s suppose, I do this often in vocational guidance of students, they come to me and say, well, we’re getting out of college and we have the faintest idea what we want to do. So I always ask the question, what would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life?

Well, it’s so amazing as a result of our kind of educational system, crowds of students say well, we’d like to be painters, we’d like to be poets, we’d like to be writers, but as everybody knows you can’t earn any money that way. Or another person says well, I’d like to live an out-of-doors life and ride horses. I said you want to teach in a riding school? Let’s go through with it. What do you want to do?

When we finally got down to something, which the individual says he really wants to do, I will say to him, you do that and forget the money, because, if you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing, which is stupid. Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.

And after all, if you do really like what you’re doing, it doesn’t matter what it is, you can eventually turn it – you could eventually become a master of it. It’s the only way to become a master of something, to be really with it. And then you’ll be able to get a good fee for whatever it is. So don’t worry too much. That’s everybody is – somebody is interested in everything, anything you can be interested in, you will find others will. But it’s absolutely stupid to spend your time doing things you don’t like, in order to go on spending things you don’t like, doing things you don’t like and to teach our children to follow in the same track.

See what we are doing, is we’re bringing up children and educating to live the same sort of lives we are living. In order that they may justify themselves and find satisfaction in life by bringing up their children to bring up their children to do the same thing, so it’s all retch, and no vomit it never gets there. And so, therefore, it’s so important to consider this question,

What do I desire?

Ithaca, NY

#2 Mar 10, 2013

At the moment.. to be able to finish the Boston Marathon ..., that would satisfy my desire for now.

Chicago, IL

#4 Mar 10, 2013
of course money. having money in the bank gives me security. how will you eat, rent the apartment, ride the bus and train, go to work if you don't save money ? how will you go to the zoo or movies if you don't have money ?

i save my penny for the rainy day .......

Since: Mar 13

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#5 Mar 10, 2013
The point is to do what YOU wish to do, not just what we've all come to understand as "earning a living". When one makes ones priority simply "saving money, etc", one gets stuck in the infamous rut we all seem to find ourselves in.

When you do what you wish, what your heart desires, you will eventually create a living from it. It's just a matter of timing , which also requires great patience.

Saving is also a very wise move. "A penny saved, is a penny earned", as they say.

Also, we must learn to do without the objects that will eventually fade. Take a look around your home. Do you see anything that you've not interacted with in some time? Now , consider what it took to get said object. When we do this, compile such useless objects, we are , quite literally, trading life for these objects. It's illogical, if you think about it.

The Gloop

Since: Sep 08


#6 Mar 10, 2013

Chicago, IL

#7 Mar 11, 2013
ok, my desire (or wish actually) is to become a woman, become an actress, and win the Oscar Best Actress.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#8 Mar 11, 2013
andet1987 wrote:
ok, my desire (or wish actually) is to become a woman, become an actress, and win the Oscar Best Actress.
Just don't expect the rest of us to pay for it.

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