Paul Polak through nextbillion said to think big and act big - don't do anything that can't reach a million people. I've followed this in my education since high school. I started off studying hotel management. It seemed like a decent career at the end of it and the guidance counsellor agreed. but when I started taking humanities subjects, and reading about the wider world and the challenges facing it, my idea of an eco-tourist boutique hotel on the north coast of new south wales seemed to be a tiny drop compared to the tsunami of change needed.
So I bailed. one subject to complete the degree, and I skipped out.
I studied middle eastern politics at macquarie university, but 2005-06 was not a very optimistic time to be considering American foreign policy towards the Middle East. it seemed like the last superpower was hell bent on acquiring the last oil reserves by force as peak oil loomed.
I just hid in a mediocre job, living a mediocre life, doing some mediocre travel, waiting for the draft to hit.
I don't even know what inspired me to apply, but I sat the LSAT and submitted for the Juris Doctor at Melbourne University. it's a law degree for people with at least one degree behind them, and I guess I felt that the only way I could ever make a difference on the massive level needed would be to get qualified.
And I love it! I'm challenged every day to work harder, to think about what I will be able to do with this superpower.
Being sent to this site today, and just reading that list gave me an appropriate goal: to find a career where I can make a difference to at least a million people.
grace and peace Sunnydupree
very good post!!!!!