19. Keeping To The Cold Waters

Aug 08, 2015

19. Keeping To The Cold Waters


Beyond security: No job is absolutely secure but some, as in forms of government, do offer some stability. So how does it feel to leave all that behind and step out onto thin ice?

Opportunism…looking for a chance to earn a buck by using whatever skills we think we have.  Is the money the main thing, if it is does it have to remain so?

The threat of public approval: Fans are the common denominator of media success. If they become too “adoring” is this seen to be a threat to a personal relationship? If so, what should be the sensible response?

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  1. Lynn Severance Says: March 3, 2016 1:29 am

    Beyond security: The only experience I have had in “leaving a job” was when I had completed my first two years of teaching. I loved teaching “then” but I had a dream. When in college, I had plans to join the Peace Corps. When it came time to graduate, I did not feel the confidence of having skills to offer and so my thoughts ran to teaching for two years and see if my confidence level had changed.

    When two years were reached, a domestic program (similar to the Peace Corps) had been established: VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). This suited me well for my desire was to be able to communicate wherever I was placed. Knowing it was an English speaking area held appeal. I had to resign from my teaching position to follow that dream. I knew, with my love for teaching growing, that if I did not pursue my dream “then”, I’d not pursue it later.

    I ended up being placed across the USA from Seattle and worked in SE Washington, D.C. as a community organizer, flowing in to get welfare moms involved with their children’s schooling and also in their community. I loved the work. I grew in so many ways. I stayed on after my one year commitment and worked back in the classroom. As to security, when I was ready to come back “home”, there was a job waiting for me in the same school district and with the same principal who had been asked to open a new school and was able to hand pick his staff. What God ordained years – then again, our security lies in Him and He finds a variety of ways to teach us of that reality.

    Opportunism: Money needs to be “enough” to meet one’s basic needs and those of a family (if one has a family). The career work I did was not of a high paying status but it was just enough to meet my needs and it was the joy of my life. One can not put $$ signs on the rewards of touching lives in their formative years.

    The threat of public approval: It appears, from my view as an outsider, that pubic adoration by fans to those in celebrity status has reached a fever pitch that is ridiculous. As I view the news and see the frenzy, I’d think it would take a very centered and focused couple to not let it affect their personal relationship. And judging on the high rate of divorce we “see” among celebrities, is is refreshing to see those who are able to ride above the need for the public adoration and place their values on one spouse and perhaps children. The “celebrity” part remains a job they do elsewhere to make a living to support the ones they love.

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