The Standard Menu

As kids, many of us don`t know much about the working world.
Most of us just want to have fun, do things we like and which make us feel happy.

As we grow older, and approach our late teenage years, we have to figure out what we want to become when we grow up. What kind of profession we want to have.

There is usually a list of certain professions we can choose between when we are going to decide what we want to become. A standard menu.

This menu often includes professions like:

  • Engineering (computer, chemistry, construction, biomedical, electrical, mechanical)
  • Accountant
  • Lawyer
  • Nurse
  • Carpenter
  • Medical Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Teacher
  • Physical Therapist
  • Hairdresser
  • Police officer
  • Firefighter
  • Chef
  • Psychologist
  • Plumber

While many of these professions are necessary for society to function as a whole, not everyone wants to be placed in any of these «boxes». There are other ways to contribute.
Not everyone wants to work 40-hour weeks or more for a company or organization they don`t own.
It is also important to notice that it is challenging to get a job in some of these professions, even after completing required education.
One of the reasons for this is that higher education has become quite common in developed countries, and that simply too many people are educated within certain professions. What used to be a safe choice, suddenly isn`t that safe any more. You can also end up becoming a cog that is easily replaceable.
For some professions where you can get a job, there is a requirement that you work more than 40 hours per week or you won`t get work at all.

Not all the options that benefit you as an indivdual are on the standard menu.
To find these options, you might need to think outside of the box.
You also need to understand what a good life really is, and what you should aim to pursue in life.



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