hey GC haven't posted in a while and hope you've all been well. i've been going through some enormous changes over the last year and a half and i have been making a more conscious effort to live a wholesome life. i am taking 2012 as a year of growth. i'm 75 days cold turkey on cigarettes, seldom drink now, and have been eating very healthy and exercising regularly since new years. i've done a lot of reflection to identify my undesirable character traits and am working hard towards being a better person. i am starting to take a new mindset on what it means to have faith. i am not talking religion. i am starting to see that if you treat others well, treat yourself well, and maintain a positive attitude that good things will continue to happen to you. slowly i have learned that i am happy to just be alive, healthy, and surrounded by beautiful people. i want to travel and see everything the world has to offer, and i don't think i will ever settle for a second. everything else - money, bills, whatever - seems trivial. i recently decided i am going to give up my dreams of being some rich financial executive and look more into social entrepreneurship. i don't think i need a big bank account to be happy. i'd rather help people and know i've made an impact on someone's life. the problem is, i don't have a god damn clue what i specifically want to do. i'm looking for any possible suggestions on things to look into. i am currently a sponge. soaking up every piece of information/knowledge/perspective i can. i am looking for books, articles, whatever to read. i am looking for new things to try. do you know anything or have you seen or read anything about social entrepreneurship? humanitarianism? faith or mental balance? how to be content? there is no right or wrong answer here. i am genuinely aimlessly looking for a general direction. i am 21 years old and a lot of people my age only want money and material goods. i want to discover new passions, to feel love for both new people and new things, so that my life is worth watching when it finally flashes before my eyes. point me in the right direction, blades. just tell me what you're thinking.