Friday, November 1, 2019
An American car
1904 Studebaker taken at the Studebaker Museum South Bend.
We only go thru this life once. We spend the first part learning and also just plain having fun. It is a surprise when kids realize they do not get summers off after they go to work. Of course we KNEW it, but didn’t realize the impact it would have on their ‘fun time.’ Or at least I did.
That next part of life after the ‘learning and school’ is the JOB. I have always admired anyone that KNEW what they wanted to do. I did get acquainted with a man who knew he was going to be a dentist, and he did. He enjoyed his occupation. Another wanted to be a DR. but realized as a nurse, he was just as satisfied helping people. Most boys and girls I knew were not sure even after HS or College, what they REALLY wanted to do.
My friends knew I wanted to be a marine from my youth. One nephew also wanted to be a marine, but my brother did not want that for him, Brother had seen too many marines die in WWII. His son did join and was a hero and lived.
Well my thoughts were not long sighted, I did join the USMC. And like 90% of my buddies lay in my bunk (on Parris Island) hoping I would wake up in the morning in my mama’s house and that was a bad dream. LOL
Most young people are like me. They THINK they know what they want, some spend that big hunk of their lives unhappy and just waiting for Friday and dreading Monday.
I started and quit so many ‘careers’ it ain’t funny. I was successful in each one, and in NONE did I hate to see Monday come.
Many people write books hoping to make $, but find they are in the ‘room’ with the starving artists. LOL Many of the Artists of the past did not get to enjoy their fame, it came after their death.
Someone very close to me has a couple degrees in the Medical profession, dropped a good ‘FUTURE’ to become an Artist. She is happy.
I never give medical advice. I can gamble with my own health doing what I THINK is right but not for someone else.
HOWEVER, I will advise a young person If you can find something you enjoy and it can provide a living, DO IT. Let your peace of mind and health drive you instead of the money. If there is $$$ in your choice, that is icing on the cake.
Sorry this is long. But what advice do you have for the youngsters in your life, IF THEY ASK?.
ps: I met a Dr. in Missouri who had deliverd over 300 babies. He quit and his degree hung in a pawn shop he owned in Sedalia, MO. He was as happy as could be.