Not many societies in the world cherish a tendency towards taking any time at all to acknowledge – or further more direct a person in their young age in a future career that is best suitable for their personal disposition. Not many salient institutions give a damn if you are a child gifted in science or philology. It is logical to presume (anticipating that you came in life within such a society) that your own future – or what you are going to constitute when you grow up – is left to your parents and your own struck of personal luck.
I remember when I was catechized by my family and friends with that question that smacked me like a thunderbolt about what I wanted to become when I grow up. Being at that certain age when you cannot get away with childish presumptions of wanting to become a world famous ballerina (especially since my physical mien did not suit any criteria needed for me to become one) I definitely did not have any veracious idea of what I might or should become in future.
If it is safe to presume I am not the only one who was confronted with such a cardinal decision of choosing the – most hopefully – correct path in life, then it is also safe to presume that I am not the only one who puzzles herself with another question, “Would life be more fruitful for me if I chose to be something else?”
At the end of the day (or to be more meticulous at the end of the month), we all do work for the money. Yes, it would be “a dream come true” to land the perfect job where you will continuously personally thrive and blossom - being in an environment that is highly appreciative of your efforts to endure hard work just to get the job done. It would be a “lottery win” if you find a job where you will be appraised for any accomplishments you assemble. It would be bewildering if your feet are always unconditionally ready to bring you to work instead of rushing you out of the working place. Yet…
It is in a human nature to hunger for more. To yearn for higher accomplishments and material satisfaction. To feel the ambition to get to the next step. To always imagine what life would have been like if you took a different path in life when you were stuck on the crossroad and decided to turn left instead of right (in my case to pick a career in marketing instead of computer software, a career that in present statistical perspective would bring me a higher material satisfaction.).
Society works in peculiar ways. Everybody is important. Every profession, every working hour, every individual’s drop of sweat counts in order for the world to continue its “natural” flow. But, wherever you are in the supply chain, the question is, “Are you feeling happy with where you are now?”
It’s never too late to take the “right” turn on the crossroad.