Finding the work that suits you

Essay by anemoskkkHigh School, 10th gradeA-, March 2006

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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain said.

Teenagers, often in my age, are trying to figure out what they would like to do in their lives. They wonder if what they would like to be is the right job for them, if they will like it, or if they are going to achieve in that career field.

But the major problem is: Are they going to make the right decision? Often they are influenced by their parents, they are self-exalting, without realising that they are some things which they can't really do in life (their abilities).

Parents are probably the main cause why their child chooses the wrong occupation. Most of them, they are brainwashing them that money is what it is going to make them happy and successful.

They are going to live a great life, without any obstacles, because money is what they need to be thriving. Or sometimes, the fact that your father and your grandfather were lawyers, makes you immediately a lawyer too.

Then, self exaltation comes along. Thinking that they can do anything (as their parents say); they start on having expectations which they never become real. For example, a lazy student in matric thinks: "Oh! It's great if I become a doctor! Lots of money and who knows? Maybe I become popular one day!" But this never happens. They live in a fantasy for years until they suddenly realize that their dream will never come true. Unfortunately, miracles don't happen often!

And what's the end result? They often get depressed; lose their spirit for work...