"You would earn more money."
Is the way a philosophy professor in college tried to entice me away from electronics to philosophy.
My answer was that I didn’t really care about money (hah! Can you say young, idealistic, fool? Actually, I’m not any different these days, just older - though, I'm still waiting for the wisdom that comes with years).
Sometimes I think I should have studied philosophy instead. I’m not sure how hard or easy it is to be a philosopher, but at least I could spend my day asking questions and being paid for it.
There are two things I crave: stability and change.
I need to have a secure quiet place alone where I can recharge – it is the one reason I never did roommates.
On the other hand, I am insatiably curious and need new and constant stimulation to keep me from being bored.
My ideal job would be a jack-of-all-trades (that pays really well). If you have seen the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (a wonderful children’s movie that my kids love), I can identify with Professor Potts, living in a broken down windmill on top of a hill, inventing. My wife does not share my enthusiasm for this type of life.
A great job I see on TV is MythBusters. That is a cool job. I could do that, I could be a MythBuster.
Part of my problem is that I am not a salesman. Maybe no one is a natural born salesman, but some people seem to make it look so easy and natural. I have thought, that I should just quit my job and get a job as a salesman somewhere, anywhere – just to get the experience.
Vila: "I'm entitled to my opinion."
Avon: "It is your assumption that we are entitled to it as well that is irritating."
from Blake’s Seven (a mediocore show – but with some witty dialog)