Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Money or Mind?

"Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions." - Edgar Cayce

Yesterday I happened to overhear part of an interesting conversation. I assume that one person had expressed a desire for a job, and the other suggested that he become a waiter.
The jobless one is someone I have known for 4 and a half years now, albeit not terribly well. We've had a lot of classes together, at any rate. 

At the suggestion of taking up waitering, he said "I could never be a waiter--No, you don't understand. I need to think. I need to think all the time."

Now, me and this guy are pretty much total opposites. Opposite political views. Opposite religious views. He's a huge extrovert. I'm a huge introvert. You get the idea.
But that? That has my name written all over it. That is why I shudder inside every time my parents suggest that I work in a fast food restaurant. (I reject that it's snobbish of me-- it's not because I think I'm above that kind of work-- just that I really, really, don't want to do it).

It's interesting that such different people can have such a fundamental similarity.

This is the same guy that I really, really, really, really want to stick in a room with rock4ever95 and see what happens. They're both incredibly similar, I think: just with opposing views. And neither is afraid to talk about them.
That would be a fascinating and entertaining conversation. It's too bad they probably won't ever actually meet in an environment suitable for debate (as in, they could both go to the same showing of my school's spring musical).

Also, is it strange that the best piece of literature I've read today was my dad's Facebook profile? Not to diss the other stuff I read today: it's just that he's a fabulous writer.


  1. He's not...really. Not in the "I'm a writer" sense. He's just fantastic at expressing ideas clearly in an easy-to-read format. His college English teacher told him he was one of the best writers she'd ever taught. Not in a fiction sense, though. He can TELL stories, but writing them down isn't as easy for him (although...I'm not sure if he's really tried in the past 30 years).

  2. I don't blame you about the job thing. I was definitely the same way. I did not work until I graduated from high school. I hated babysitting and only did it for the money. :)

    There are other things you can look into that you enjoy: working at QRB, for instance. :) Volunteering (yes, for free) at the library. Working at a school library, or reading/writing groups (your mom could provide insight, or has already, I'm sure). Something fun and unique.

    But with so much you have on your plate, a job would be the last thing, IMHO, that you would need to add to it. I am not a big proponent of my kids working while in school but certainly, I would NOT want them working at a fast food place.


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