A little word about Service

by cielopop

“First, you slave away at school for a degree, and afterwards, you must sell your personality, time, and mind.”

Sounds legit; I don’t question the efficacy of this method, even though I’ve heard too many horror stories of rejected applications, or a graduate ending up at a job that had nothing to do with one’s degree. Not to mention the grueling 9-5 schedule and hourly wage, that seems to sap one’s freedom or individuality. I think that this kind of employment is fulfilling only if the line of work is truly inspirational to the person. If one is happy being a nurse, helping people, then go for it! If you prefer cleaning rooms and floors more than anything in the world, then cool! Delivering mail, driving buses, cooking in kitchens, etc. Whatever floats your boat.

Some people do this “for the money.” I imagine they’d be the saddest persons around. If they push this philosophy on their children, well. Curse them, failures for humans. Hear their child wish to take up a college program that they’re sure they’d excel in,.. then hear the parent say, “WELL IS THAT GONNA MAKE YOU SOME MONEY?” What a cold world, right? So you can’t be yourself because you won’t be supported – you have to take up something difficult that you are not genetically hardwired to do, so you only do half as good as you’re supposed to. Welcome to the Real World.

So what do disobedient, ADD-afflicted mavericks do? Quit school, just go ahead, forge a path to one’s dreams. If they like theater, go. Whatever fuels the creative fire, take it up. How many of these people have succeeded? Does anyone have the statistics? Well, if they aren’t “successful” (glamorous, wealthy, big house, ten cars, hot wife, etc), at least they’re not mentally ill?

So, service. Wait, what kind of indie people fail — just the self-contracted ones, who have forgotten the language of the heart, of relating to people?… But haven’t we seen enough narcissistic stars (aren’t they pre-programmed MK Ultra slaves though)?…

Does one’s adherence to the “Law of One” affect one’s probability for success?  “I am you, you are me; my actions affect the whole collective, just as the condition of the collective shield affects me and my experience of life.” True service, in my opinion, rests on this idea, even if not consciously acknowledged. Service is not “doing good for other people,” with the eyes on the money, or socioeconomic advancement. But maybe the latter are useful goals – there seems to be few inspirations for self-development than material acquisition.

Am I thinking too much about this?

Re-reading first paragraph, I was reminded of other means of “making money.” Alright, I see now where I may have lost the tracks. “Making money.” Nothing wrong with some research right?

So — education (a degree), was that formerly only one of many type of “investments?” And it just suddenly got popular? And it didn’t have to be mandatory, but hey… people imitate everything, especially if a method is seen to produce desirable results.

Is it really all about the money? If we want to make it all about the money. We can research: freelance work, small business, or big business systems. Lastly, investments.

Is it as easy as it sounds?