Make a difference

Make a difference

People keep asking me what I want to do with my life… I’m studying Media and get the question, “okay, where do you want that to take you?” and I always make up some shamble answer.

To be honest the true answer to the question of “What do you want to do with your life?” is this:

I want to make a difference

I want to make a big… lasting… worthwhile… difference

I want to make a difference not so “I” can make a difference but because there are differences that need to be made and I want to work hard to see that happen

I don’t see myself in the position of devoting all my time and resources into a NPO, or aid organisation and  constantly feeling like I need to give up more, yet that extra dollar only feeds one kid for one meal.

I don’t see myself in the position of devoting all my time and resources into getting really, really, ridiculously rich and donating heck-loads to charities.

I don’t see myself in the position of sacrificing heaps of my morals and ethics so I can get into a political position that actually has some power to create change.

I see myself somewhere in between. I just don’t know where. Sure, I’d get into politics or business if they weren’t so corrupt. I’d even get into NPOs if I thought it was right. But none of those three options seem right… I just have to learn what the fourth option is.

When I grow up I want to:

  1. Be married to a wonderful women
  2. Raise some amazing children, and see it work out right for each child in their own appropriate way
  3. Live on the northern beaches of Sydney without commuting to the city every day
  4. Be well traveled, networked and lived life
  5. Represent this great southern land at the Olympics
  6. and last but not least, somehow achieving the above and: “make a big… lasting… worthwhile… difference”

I’m not even going to preempt how, but I know that if I’m consistent with my character and always flexible, open-minded, determined and joyful then things will work out right (not always happy, but right).

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