Do you enjoy your job? I hope so, because I’ve been hearing a lot of depressed soon-to-be drones out there. If you don’t want to be a drone, I suggest that you find ways to enjoy your job and reevaluate your goals and motives. Okay, so maybe I sound arrogant or condescending, but there’s something I don’t fully understand.
A job is something that people spend the majority of time on. If you don’t like your own job, why do you continue to do it? I can understand if you don’t like it, but then continue in order to support loved ones like a family. In this case, your joy comes from being able to support your family and provide the best for them. However, what if the motive was purely for money? What really is the point in that? I can’t fully understand that. I mean I know that money is needed for most things in life. There’s even the saying that nothing is free. Even a beating costs something. How scary is that? Anyway, I hope you know why you do the things you do.
It’s been somewhat amusing to hear recent college graduates truly exploring the meaning of life now that life as a student is over (unless they decide to continue on the road of academia). For so long, many of my peers have been trapped in their own little bubble. I can remember my time at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. I met countless students who believed that just by being in Tisch would guarantee a successful career in drama (or in some cases melodrama). In their little hometowns, they were big shots. However, upon entering NYU, they were no longer anything big. Instead, they had to reinvent themselves or work harder in order to become recognized. Even after being recognized in NYU for any student, it still doesn’t guarantee a successful career in the performing arts. I suppose there can be a debate as to what makes a successful career in film or theatre, but I don’t want to get into that. You might fall asleep due to the length of such a discourse.
If you still don’t have a personal philosophy on the meaning of life, what are you waiting for? I think your identity really depends on your own answer. Hurry up and get to it! Now!
Who are you?
What is the purpose of life?
Stay tuned next week for another update!
J’aime poser ces questions. Je pense que je les poserai à mes étudiants. Je sais que ces questions sont très difficiles pour répondre. Des étudiants croient qu’ils ne puissent pas les répondre, mais je pense qu’ils peuvent. Je leur dis: «Le plus important pour apprendre une autre langue est effort.» Qu’est-ce que vous pensez? Laissez un commentaire!
今週の聖書の詩: “In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.”
- John 1:4-5 (NIV)
This light is Christ Jesus. What I find awesome is how the light took in all the darkness and shines right through. It can’t be extinguished. If it could, then sin would be able to overpower the Lord. Is the light within you, or are you wandering in darkness?
今週の写真: More sakura! The daytime pictures were taken on the top of Mito Mountain, whereas the nighttime pictures were taken in Toyokawa. I was brought to the tunnel of cherry blossoms where there were also some stalls set up. Later that evening, I was brought to the riverside where the cherry blossoms were lit by differently colored lanterns. Do you see the carp streamers? They are for Children’s Day, which is coming up soon (May 5th). Enjoy the beauty!