Finding Me Essay

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Shannon H

Finding Me
I think that what Joseph Campbell's "follow your bliss" means that once you find a passion for something you should devote your life to that love. Your bliss or passion can be doing whatever you love doing for a few minutes a day, or even if possible, make a career out of it. I suppose the first step is finding that passion.

For me, following my bliss is discovering myself. Right now, that is exploring career fields and hobbies I might consider taking up. Most interesting for me currently is Firefighting and becoming a police officer. I often find myself craving dangerous adventures, preferrably the kind that involve life or death situations. I guess I find my life to be boring and I would like to change that. I am the type of person that enjoys helping others. I don't know how well I will deal with situations that require me to be around corpses or dying people but I'm sure over time I could adjust a little better. I am trying to find a way to get more exposure to both fields. One of the men that speak in the video the class watched says "don't listen to dad- he wants security [for you]. If you get security first you will never find your bliss" but I disagree because personally what I want in a career is security. I want a steady job that will be the reason I can support myself and my family comfortably, but I dont want just any job. I want a job I will actually enjoy doing.

I am trying to become more physically active so that I can find out if there are any sports I enjoy playing and might become passionate about. I find a lot of things to be more diffucult than they should be because I don't really know anything about myself. I am pretty indifferent when it comes to having an opinion in my life. I'm in different about what university or college I go to after high school, I am in different in the majority of class discussions. If I am not indifferent about the subject it is most likely I dislike it for a fallous reason....
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