If Money Was Not an Issue, What Would You Do?

In defence of human passion and the fight to meet everyone’s basic needs

Katie Jgln
The Noösphere

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I’m not fond of the ‘what do you do for work?’ question.

Instead, whenever I meet someone new or reconnect with a friend or an acquaintance I haven’t seen in a while, I ask, ‘What do you like to do?’

While for a lucky few, there’s an overlap between the two, there doesn’t seem to be one for most. And, well, I’d much rather listen to what others are genuinely passionate about; people glow differently when talking about things you can see make them glad to be alive.

Over the years, I have heard it all, but unsurprisingly, for many people, that includes either creative pursuits — like music, arts or photography — physically active hobbies or around-the-house activities — cooking, gardening, woodwork, etc. And quite often, recounts of their passions are followed by a remark that in an ideal world, or if money weren’t an issue, this is what they’d like to do full-time.

Or at least way more frequently than they do now.

Once, I met a guy who bought lottery tickets every week in hopes of scoring big one day and being able to open an alpaca farm.

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