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In Reply to: Re: what do you do(or did you do) for a living? posted by mike on May 10, 2014 at 21:19:25:
I agree it is very interesting to see these personal histories . I have not had many jobs myself but as I look back I can see that each event was a catalysis for the future. We don't realize it at the time but everything we do is a stepping stone for the future. I never have blamed anyone or anything for my present situation. I am the one who decided to take on every job. So if I don't like what I am doing then it is up to me to change it.
A few days ago it was trash day. You know, the trash truck comes by and there there is one guy hanging on the back of the truck and as the driver pulls up to each house the guy on the back jumps down and throws the trash in the back of the truck. I does not look like a great job. But, this day it was raining and the guy on the back was soaking wet. It was a miserable job that day in the rain. My wife and I saw this happening thru our living room window. I told my wife that wet guy hanging on the back of the trash truck may become the CEO of a big company some day because the got that miserable job, can't stand it and wants a better life. That miserable job may be what he needs to make some major changes in his life so he does not have to live like that.
Of course it could go the other way and that miserable job could be the beginning of an even more miserable existence. It's all up to him. It's like me for example. I don't make hardly any money off of my art work. I keep winning prizes, awards and praise for my pictures. But, I keep going because, if I live long enough and work hard enough I may be able to create my ultimate job goal and become a successful full time, money making artist. Or I could feel sorry for myself because not enough people buy my pictures. I just have to keep growing in my art work and learning from my mistakes. I need to find people with lots of money. At this time people look at my pictures and say things like, "that's a great picture I really like it, I wish I had the money so I could buy it."
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