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The BBG Communications blog is kind of something I invented. I thought it would be interesting to discuss through different communication techniques things that I am interested in. I like to look at new job opps, classic car stuff, and sports.

BBG Communications: WHAT WE DO

To answer this question, I first have to define for myself what it means to be “happy and successful”. I envision myself older, in my forties perhaps, what may be called “settled”, although life would have to include frequent traveling. I see a humble but welcoming house on a sparsely populated beach, maybe a child or two, and a loving and supporting partner with whom I share an active, healthy lifestyle in a small-town community in which I am known, liked, and make a difference. That is where ‘The Most Important Choice’ appears: How do I make a difference?

The answer lies in yet another question, a question very popular between people who are first getting to know each other: “What do you do?” People ask. Without question, we understand “do” as “job”. What is your job, people want to know, but job sounds too boring and obligatory, so we abstract it a bit. Hence, my greatest question, one I will answer millions of times in my life, the answer to which will make or break my happiness and success is: What will I do?

My choices are many, but few fit both the “happy” and “successful” criteria, if you really can have one without the other. For many people they mean different things, but commonly, “success” is viewed in terms of money. The more money you have the more things you can buy, succeeding in the competitive commercial world. Happiness usually pertains to something spiritual, a satisfaction with life in general. However, it has been proven that money does not equal happiness; we even have the familiar saying “you can’t buy happiness”. So, by some standards, you can really be successful, buy lots of things, but not be satisfied with your life, as many rich people suffer from some sort of spiritual lack. My standards are different.

There is a scale, the old-fashioned kind on which two plates hang on a supported bar to balance each other out. One side holds the heavy silver success, money; the other, spiritual happiness, which for me means making a difference, somehow bettering the lives of others. Happiness weighs much less than success because it is an emotion, intangible. A plate full of happiness balances out a smidgen of financial success and there is the equilibrium of spiritual satisfaction and money in my life.

But how will I make this difference? This is the most important decision. I much choose a real, tangible career that gives me just enough financial success to survive materialistically, while keeping the plate balanced with the happiness I will get by contributing to the great amount of difference I see needed in this world. I don’t know the answer yet, but my passion for knowledge and compassion for people, especially children, suggests that the difference, the happiness, lies in teaching others how to see and pursue the beauty in knowledge. Monetary success will sustain me; with change, my happiness with thrive. I must choose how to do it.


Published Jun 25 2009, 05:11 PM by abadicio90
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