What If Money Were No Object....

Discussion in 'Pandora's Box' started by ItsReneeYo_, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. 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, “I'd like to live an out-of-doors life and ride horses.”

    I said, “Do you want to teach at 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 will 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 your'e doing, it doesn't matter what it is, you can 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. Somebody's interested in everything. And anything you can be interested in, you'll find others who are.

    But it's absolutely stupid to spend your time doing things you don't like in order to go on doing things you don't like and to teach your children to follow in the same track. See, what we're doing is we're bringing up children, and educating them to live the same sort of lives we're 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. It's all wretch and no vomit. It never gets there!

    And so therefore it's so important to consider this question. “What do I desire?” -Alan Watts

    I really take this speech to heart , as a young adult finding my way through college it's hard. People ask me what I want to do and since the beginning of time I've said I don't know...why should I know? Life is a big deal , why is it normal for people to choose what they want to be for the rest of it , at such an early age? I have too many interests , too many curiosities to pick a job , and even if I were to water my options down. It would be hard to find a job in my field...or at least I think so...

    It seems to me the people who drop out of college and dedicate their lives to a business plan become successful , but in school we aren't taught that. In school we take career choice tests , and people recommend to you what they think you should be. It sucks. I'd rather live my life first , then decide what I want to do. Instead of spending 13 years in school to spend 4-8 more years and school to get a job I may end up not liking , and having to work it because of student loans. That's not the life I want. Fuck that
  2. I don't know what I want to do. I really have no clue. If I did, I'd probably be doing it. 
  3. A job that you can actually enjoy is invaluable. I left a (slightly) better paying job for what I do now, still no regrets. Nobody wants to get up and haul their ass to work early in the morning, myself included, but I can typically go home the next day with some degree of accomplishment. And that can make quite a difference in your life and your outlook on it, at least in my experience.
    That being said, you have to get money from somewhere, which means you need to do some kind of work of course. And, some kind of work that is in demand. Or else you'll end up another kid with a philosophy degree pouring coffee at Starbucks. Not to be mean, but yeah. It doesn't matter how much you enjoy something, if you're not making money (at least enough to support yourself, not saying you have to be rich), then it's not exactly a very good career.
    Get the most fun job you can, that still pays you :p
  4. Give me an unlimited supply of weed, a motorcycle and unlimited gas, a tent and a couple of bagpacks with camping tents and I'll be fine.
  5. Society could function without money through volunteerism, in fact it would be highly more efficient to do so.  If everyone cared for themselves and the people around them, everyone would be taken care of.
    Without money, we wouldn't need to waste a trillion dollars of resources for 'defense' and another few trillion for our supreme rulers every year.
  6. What I want to do is not have to work, smoke weed all day, and drive a nice car and DJ nightclubs. Sent from my iPhone using Grasscity Forum
  7. Having my dream job is not a matter of money, its a matter of legality. I want to grow hundreds of the dankest cannabis plants the world will ever see, and sell the buds in my own store to happy stoners all over Missouri and kansas. Not gonna be a possibility in the next 10 years, and maybe never as even after its legal it may be monopolized here like in Colorado and Washington.
  8. you actually can do what you love and still make money for it. arts, or whatever. you just sort of have to transform your thought process from doing something to love to why people should pay you for it. it's all a business strategy
  9. We'll then do that shit. Just be proactive with it.
  10. But the way humanity has always been would prevent that from happening successfully , there is always a king , ruler , dictator , president, governor.. Whatever it may be , there is always someone who is better than everyone else, then people want to also strive to be as good as him... Then conflict happens
  11. I forgot to grab a guitar on the way so I can sing some Johnny Cash.
  12. This is true, people like governing structures because they feel that it makes them more secure.  It would take a shift in perspective throughout society to accomplish.
    But so long as a greater majority deems no ruler is needed to impose peace (as it's impossible to impose peace through force), we can unitedly abandon the tool which empowers a greed based society to function, money.  In this case, anybody who attempted to take power over the lives of others would be knocked down.
    As far as today's leaders being perceived better than others, perhaps that's another problem with our society, that people view power or wealth as the determining factor over the quality of the person.  Imo, we should be basing this off what they have done for others, not what they have taken from others.
    One thing is for sure, handing a select few individuals the right to impose force over large populations of the world is not the answer to find peace.
  13. I want to be a motherfucken hustler. You better ask somebody foo!
  14. I would pay my own way through medical school and travel to all the newest and important conventions to keep myself on the vanguard and then work, free of charge, for doctors w/out borders in some rural community making peoples' lives healthier and educating them. I would also buy a bunch of vacation properties all over the world so i could take a break once in a while. And i would start some sort of business where all the proceeds would go to medical research.
  15. lol I'm going to copy and paste this because it was said perfectly. And I totally agree , we have been socialized to believe the structure in which we currently have is the ONLY way things will work.
  16. I know someone who is doing more or less of what you said. I guess it mostly depends on what branch of the medical field you're going into. The man I know is a cardiologist , worked on an internship for years and years in another country, pretty wealthy humble guy. Paying your own way through med school though? That's a tough one.
  17. I would want to travel the world , learn different things. See life from a different perspective. After I've had my fill of the world I would want to come back and go into something like journalism , or political commentating , or write a book , make a documentary , become a conflict sociologist , open my own business....something , that's my dream , and I plan on fulfilling it somehow , ill choose one profession of course. But I'm not going to spend my adult life in America going back and forth to work unhappy. That's not an option .
  18. We can never abandon a greed based society because we are a greed based species. Human beings are a predatory pack animal like wolves and lions. We are all hard wired to strive to be the alpha male, or at the very least to grab every last piece of carcass that we can. This requires being mean to and hurting others of the species. This can never be exercised from our nature. Its a nice thought to think that it could be, but it can't. It is not possible.
  19. Glad you see, Renee.
    Travilanche, as I said, it would take a shift in perspective to accomplish.  We must think not through fear or greed, but through love of each other.  If we have the capacity to feel love to our family, we have the capacity to do so to relatives far and wide.
    We can indefinitely create more man made societies based on a monetary system with the same resulting catastrophes of war and poverty, or we can learn from our mistakes and create an equal, prosperous world for everybody.
    Nothing is impossible.
  20. Its kind of like saying that all humans should get together and decide that we are all going to have hollow bones and fly everywhere from now on. That's not part of our evolution, just like a predatory hierarchial nature is part of our evolution. It is just part of the human species and it always will be. You can never teach lions to eat salad.

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