How do people decide what they want to do for a living?

Right now I am working full time in the Army National Guard as a print/photo journalist, and although it has been a good job, and I wont mind continuing it one weekend a month and two weeks out of the summer, this is not what I want to do with the rest of my life. I don't even want to continue with Journalism in the civilian world. I have considered many other career options, such as forest ranger, florist, alternative medicine provider, landscaper, teacher, the EPA, social worker, chef, I've even thought about leaving the guard and joining the Peace Corps. Nothing seems quite right. How do you know what you want to do? I wish I had been born one of those kids who always knew they wanted to be a doctor. I'm 23 years old and I'm just as clueless as I was when I was 5. I enjoy doing whatever the hell I want all day. If I feel like sitting on my ass in front of the computer all day, or going out for a hike, so long as I don't have to do any work. Thats what I enjoy doing. Unfortunately, the job of trust fund baby is just out of reach for me, as neither of my parents were rich. If they were, I wouldn't be in the Army right now, now would I?

Asked By: kittiesandsparklelythings - 5/2/2007
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What do you enjoy doing? That is what you should do for a living.
Answered By: Paula C - 5/2/2007
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Honestly it really doesn't matter which career you "choose." In today's society you really don't get to "choose" what you want to do. Society will dictate what you do based on economic need... More
Answered By: Quat - 5/2/2007
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