Journal #6- If Not That, Than This

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Topic: If not for financial matters, where would you want to work?

 That’s the big question, isn’t it? The thing that many people don’t like to have to admit is that money does matter. Money doesn’t readily buy happiness, but it provides security and therefore comfort. And that comfort gives people leverage. They can comfortably do what they want to do in life, without having to worry about their current economic status.

Now, I’m not rich, and I honestly don’t believe I ever will be. That’s not because it’s an impossible goal to reach for. I’m smart and I have a million opportunities available to me to make that more of a reality. But, my passions in life, in regard to potential career choices, don’t bring home the bacon. And I’m fine with that. I preferably want to make enough where I don’t have to worry about money, and enough to cover any family or friend who needs the financial help.

   My heart is currently torn between a Criminal Justice major and an Environmental Science major. I love both job field, as they are both quite appealing, but I can really only choose one if I wish to devote my sole time and focus into a long-standing career. I also don’t want to try to mix the two because I feel like something would be lost in the process.

Right now, I’m leaning more so towards an Environmental Science major. I can see myself as a park ranger or a wildlife conservationist. Either way, however, I won’t be bringing in the big bucks. That I know for sure. The same applies to being a cop. I would make a decent amount of money, but it would never equate to being rich.

If I didn’t have to worry about my future financial situation, I would probably be a zookeeper. That job would be amazing. I’d love to work with penguins for a living. The thing is, they don’t make a solid living. And I have to take into consideration my future welfare.

    Money doesn’t color my perception. It is also something I don’t ignore. I know how important money is nowadays. I will eventually pick a career that fulfills my greatest passion in life, but that will also give me some level of economic comfort. I don’t plan on dwelling too long and hard on the financial aspect of it all until that time has come. Thinking solely of money can really poison a mind. And there’s no happiness in that; at least none that is pure in form.

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