The Future from a Distance

Allow me to wax philosophical for a moment. I’m in my early twenties, and I’m experiencing daily surges of hope that I can make a positive impact on the world. These surges often arrive coupled with elaborate plans for how I can devote my life to large-scale contributions to the cause of my dreams–a cause which changes every few weeks.Nearly anyone in their forties could take one look at me and say, “I remember that phase. She’ll grow out of it.”Thus, I think I need to focus my energies less on scheming, and more on building a life that encourages rather than discourages more scheming. Because if I can hold onto my idealism for at least the next ten years, I should at some point in that time become adequately equipped to pick a scheme and carry it out full force.In the meantime, I’m collecting creative idealists to help me build my future Ethical Empire. Send me your résumé and personal statement for consideration.Or just tell me you’re in.

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2 Responses to “The Future from a Distance”

  1. Darren Says:

    There’s no reason for you to lose you’re idealism as you get older. My opinion: it has little to do with age and more to do with an accumulation of compromises so many of us make as we proceed through life. But every compromise is a choice we make.

    By the time many of us reach 40, we’ve convinced ourselves that we really do need the bigger house, and that the second car should be new, not a battered 10 year old wreck, because… Just because. The bigger house and the second car make us listen more closely to Conservatives (Republicans in the US) so that we can hold on to the bigger house and the second car.

    Don’t ever give up. I’m 33 and I believe more strongly today that the world can be changed and that individuals matter, than I did when I was 23.

  2. Nick Says:

    I’m in.