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Do you think you have a "calling"?

HippieChick58 9 Nov 2

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Yes. It's not a terrible thing to not have a "calling." There's work I like enough that I can do it, and there are other things I love to do that I may or may not get paid to do. Saying you must have a calling is like saying, "I have to be special or I'm nothing" -- which is ridiculous.


And then there is this.


Couldn't agree more.


I agree. Mostly. I think that the idea of "calling" is problematic because it diminishes the joy of everyday work. I think as a human, it is possible to find some amount of enjoyment in every productive activity, however menial or trivial.

But unfortunately, our profit-driven, competitive economy intensifies them so that they become soul-sucking. And the resulting value system tends to look down upon certain type of work, and we are told that it defines us, not the other way around.

I am lucky in that I totally enjoy what I do for a living. I just want to be able to do less of it though. ๐Ÿ™‚ Because no matter how much you enjoy a thing, when it becomes too much, it becomes, well, work. ๐Ÿ™‚


To crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and hear the lamentations of their women.


Yes, my calling is to understand reality: psychologically, culturally, environmentally and physically. Coincidentally, the information is useful for finding a job.


I have two skills that make money and that I enjoy.
A calling? No.


You may or may not find something that you really like to do, but a "calling" requires a Caller and a callee. If there is no personal God (even if there is a God or god) calling you to do one specific thing in life, there is no such thing as a calling. Not only that, but historically, a calling only referred to a "calling to the priesthood." Earlier than that it referred to a calling to discipleship. (Remember the scripture "Many are called, but few are chosen.) Then over the years it gradually transmuted into "one's calling in life."


Never had a calling. Or else I ignored it.


I do have a calling. I was meant to be very, very, obscenely rich. It is even written in the stars. For some unexplained reason this has not come to fruition. As soon as I figure out who to blame I will correct this unjust happening.


@Lavergne I feel your pain

@Bobby9 When I see these goobers winning the big money lotteries all I can think of is "why....oh why.....these bumpkins have absolutely no idea what to do with that kind of $$$$. On the other hand - I could do it up in style! ๐Ÿ˜‰

@Lavergne I'd do it in style and give a large amount to both Children's Hospitals and Animal Protection agencies.

@Bobby9 exactly my thoughts. Plus Tiny House communities for the homeless Vets all across the country. But I wouldn't just "give" them that money - way too much greed and misappropriation comes with that. I'm such a control freak, I'd have to be hand's on all the way.


Yes, some who the FSM caused me to change from a school mathematics teacher to a database programmer. I have also contributed to the open source software area.


i guess i've always been of the true drop-out generation & will remain that: never into striving for a career, keeping a job, accumulating material wealth. it shows, or rather: i've nothing to show for it ? but a flexible, open mind & an empathic & rebellious heart. what more could i have asked for in life?


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i think you missed the exit ramp, mate.


Nope, never did & never think about it.

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