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IS YOUR JOB USEFUL, AND HAVE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HELPED YOU TO REFLECT ON YOUR REAL VOCATION?

 
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That sounds like true fulfillment, Chef E!


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Colour Crusader: may we fill the world with vibrant colour, constant critical assessment and deep compassion, moving ever forward towards a paradise of our own creating

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Thread: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL, AND HAVE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HELPED YOU TO REFLECT ON YOUR REAL VOCATION?

Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY Thread
Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY: SELF-REFLECTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR SURVIVAL
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Repeating my original post here:

Updated 14th March 2020

I have changed the title of this thread to move with the times:

Below I mentioned that we are sometimes "faced by a brick wall which makes us turn around": due to measures to counteract the spread of viruses, many are presently faced by a brick wall, enforced by quarantine, by closed schools or places of entertainment, by added responsibilities, or by suddenly being faced with lots of "free time" which means that there is no avoiding taking a long hard look at our lives, pondering whether we are doing the right thing, or acting according to the right principles. The question is:


IS OUR JOB USEFUL NOW, OR IS IT SUPERFLUOUS?

Now is the time to develop our visions for a peaceful future, and to envisage what role we will play in that.



Dear Readers:

Just like every seed grows and develops into its full potential according to a divine blueprint (an acorn seed never turns into a blueberry bush), every human also has a divine blueprint, and a special task in life.

Some people know really really on what they want to BE, and dedicate their lives to that. Others DISCOVER their true direction through bouts of this and that, and sometimes by facing a brick wall which forces us to turn around and choose a new path.

If we are aware, signs or encounters with others will also be placed in our path by divine hand, to point us in a direction where we will find fulfillment AND BE ABLE TO SERVE OTHERS.

In the beginning, I was envious of those who knew right from the start that they wanted to be a carpenter or a doctor etc. I have been down several diverse paths, and it is only recently that I realized they were actually all contributors to my learning process, and also part of my "mission".

"Mission" may seem like an imposing word, but with the world as it stands, nothing short of missions - pursued by every individual - is actually going to be strong enough to turn things around. Too much energy is wasted in directions which are futile and harmful, and which involve wastage or resources and talent.

My question is: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL AND FULFILLING? Or is it pointless, destructive and just a way to earn money.

My second question is: WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? Imagine that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, and that there will be NO OBSTACLES WHATEVER IN YOUR WAY. What would you choose? And how would this benefit humanity?

DREAM ON!!!!

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Colour Crusader: may we fill the world with vibrant colour, constant critical assessment and deep compassion, moving ever forward towards a paradise of our own creating

Thread THE WORLD WILL BECOME PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL AND ABUNDANT IF ..
Thread: The world will become peaceful, beautiful and abundant IF ....

Thread INCREDIBLE VOICES: THE MOST PERSONAL EXPRESSION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
Thread: INCREDIBLE VOICES, AND MUSIC WHICH COMFORTS AND INSPIRES IN DIFFICULT TIMES

Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? CHOOSE THE QUALITY WHICH HELPS
Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? SOLVE IT BY CHOOSING A QUALITY

Thread: HOW FULFILLING IS YOUR JOB? WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? DREAM ON ...
Thread: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL, AND HAVE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HELPED YOU TO REFLECT ON YOUR REAL VOCATION?

Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY Thread
Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY: SELF-REFLECTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR SURVIVAL
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Updated 14th March 2020

I have changed the title of this thread to move with the times:

Below I mentioned that we are sometimes "faced by a brick wall which makes us turn around": due to measures to counteract the spread of viruses, many are presently faced by a brick wall, enforced by quarantine, by closed schools or places of entertainment, by added responsibilities, or by suddenly being faced with lots of "free time" which means that there is no avoiding taking a long hard look at our lives, pondering whether we are doing the right thing, or acting according to the right principles. The question is:

IS OUR JOB USEFUL NOW, OR IS IT SUPERFLUOUS?

Now is the time to develop our visions for a peaceful future, and to envisage what role we will play in that.



Dear Readers:

Just like every seed grows and develops into its full potential according to a divine blueprint (an acorn seed never turns into a blueberry bush), every human also has a divine blueprint, and a special task in life.

Some people know really really on what they want to BE, and dedicate their lives to that. Others DISCOVER their true direction through bouts of this and that, and sometimes by facing a brick wall which forces us to turn around and choose a new path.

If we are aware, signs or encounters with others will also be placed in our path by divine hand, to point us in a direction where we will find fulfillment AND BE ABLE TO SERVE OTHERS.

In the beginning, I was envious of those who knew right from the start that they wanted to be a carpenter or a doctor etc. I have been down several diverse paths, and it is only recently that I realized they were actually all contributors to my learning process, and also part of my "mission".

"Mission" may seem like an imposing word, but with the world as it stands, nothing short of missions - pursued by every individual - is actually going to be strong enough to turn things around. Too much energy is wasted in directions which are futile and harmful, and which involve wastage or resources and talent.

My question is: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL AND FULFILLING? Or is it pointless, destructive and just a way to earn money.

My second question is: WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? Imagine that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, and that there will be NO OBSTACLES WHATEVER IN YOUR WAY. What would you choose? And how would this benefit humanity?

DREAM ON!!!!

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Colour Crusader: may we fill the world with vibrant colour, constant critical assessment and deep compassion, moving ever forward towards a paradise of our own creating

Thread THE WORLD WILL BECOME PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL AND ABUNDANT IF ..
Thread: The world will become peaceful, beautiful and abundant IF ....

Thread INCREDIBLE VOICES: THE MOST PERSONAL EXPRESSION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
Thread: INCREDIBLE VOICES, AND MUSIC WHICH COMFORTS AND INSPIRES IN DIFFICULT TIMES

Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? CHOOSE THE QUALITY WHICH HELPS
Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? SOLVE IT BY CHOOSING A QUALITY

Thread: HOW FULFILLING IS YOUR JOB? WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? DREAM ON ...
Thread: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL, AND HAVE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HELPED YOU TO REFLECT ON YOUR REAL VOCATION?

Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY Thread
Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY: SELF-REFLECTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR SURVIVAL
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So has anyone, after having lots of time during quarantine, come to the conclusion that they are in the wrong job or profession? Are you doing something useful or useless?


Updated 14th March 2020

I have changed the title of this thread to move with the times:

Below I mentioned that we are sometimes "faced by a brick wall which makes us turn around": due to measures to counteract the spread of viruses, many are presently faced by a brick wall, enforced by quarantine, by closed schools or places of entertainment, by added responsibilities, or by suddenly being faced with lots of "free time" which means that there is no avoiding taking a long hard look at our lives, pondering whether we are doing the right thing, or acting according to the right principles. The question is:

IS OUR JOB USEFUL NOW, OR IS IT SUPERFLUOUS?

Now is the time to develop our visions for a peaceful future, and to envisage what role we will play in that.



Dear Readers:

Just like every seed grows and develops into its full potential according to a divine blueprint (an acorn seed never turns into a blueberry bush), every human also has a divine blueprint, and a special task in life.

Some people know really really on what they want to BE, and dedicate their lives to that. Others DISCOVER their true direction through bouts of this and that, and sometimes by facing a brick wall which forces us to turn around and choose a new path.

If we are aware, signs or encounters with others will also be placed in our path by divine hand, to point us in a direction where we will find fulfillment AND BE ABLE TO SERVE OTHERS.

In the beginning, I was envious of those who knew right from the start that they wanted to be a carpenter or a doctor etc. I have been down several diverse paths, and it is only recently that I realized they were actually all contributors to my learning process, and also part of my "mission".

"Mission" may seem like an imposing word, but with the world as it stands, nothing short of missions - pursued by every individual - is actually going to be strong enough to turn things around. Too much energy is wasted in directions which are futile and harmful, and which involve wastage or resources and talent.

My question is: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL AND FULFILLING? Or is it pointless, destructive and just a way to earn money.

My second question is: WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? Imagine that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, and that there will be NO OBSTACLES WHATEVER IN YOUR WAY. What would you choose? And how would this benefit humanity?

DREAM ON!!!!

[link to www.youtube.com (secure)]
 Quoting: Colour Crusader


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Colour Crusader: may we fill the world with vibrant colour, constant critical assessment and deep compassion, moving ever forward towards a paradise of our own creating

Thread THE WORLD WILL BECOME PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL AND ABUNDANT IF ..
Thread: The world will become peaceful, beautiful and abundant IF ....

Thread INCREDIBLE VOICES: THE MOST PERSONAL EXPRESSION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
Thread: INCREDIBLE VOICES, AND MUSIC WHICH COMFORTS AND INSPIRES IN DIFFICULT TIMES

Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? CHOOSE THE QUALITY WHICH HELPS
Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? SOLVE IT BY CHOOSING A QUALITY

Thread: HOW FULFILLING IS YOUR JOB? WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? DREAM ON ...
Thread: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL, AND HAVE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HELPED YOU TO REFLECT ON YOUR REAL VOCATION?

Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY Thread
Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY: SELF-REFLECTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR SURVIVAL
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Updated 2nd May.

Many people have now had another couple of months of "quarantine" or "lockdown" to think about this question of whether their job is useful. I suspect that many conclude that they have just been working for the money, as opposed to following their vocation. Perhaps some have also had time to rediscover what their task on this world actually is ... I quote from lower down:

"Mission" may seem like an imposing word, but with the world as it stands, nothing short of missions - pursued by every individual - is actually going to be strong enough to turn things around. Too much energy is wasted in directions which are futile and harmful, and which involve wastage or resources and talent"


Wishing everyone the best in figuring out what they should be changing. This is a thread to document that, if you wish, so that we can support each other on the way to creating a peaceful, beautiful and abundant world.
Colour Crusader



Updated 14th March 2020

I have changed the title of this thread to move with the times:

Below I mentioned that we are sometimes "faced by a brick wall which makes us turn around": due to measures to counteract the spread of viruses, many are presently faced by a brick wall, enforced by quarantine, by closed schools or places of entertainment, by added responsibilities, or by suddenly being faced with lots of "free time" which means that there is no avoiding taking a long hard look at our lives, pondering whether we are doing the right thing, or acting according to the right principles. The question is:

IS OUR JOB USEFUL NOW, OR IS IT SUPERFLUOUS?

Now is the time to develop our visions for a peaceful future, and to envisage what role we will play in that.



Dear Readers:

Just like every seed grows and develops into its full potential according to a divine blueprint (an acorn seed never turns into a blueberry bush), every human also has a divine blueprint, and a special task in life.

Some people know really really on what they want to BE, and dedicate their lives to that. Others DISCOVER their true direction through bouts of this and that, and sometimes by facing a brick wall which forces us to turn around and choose a new path.

If we are aware, signs or encounters with others will also be placed in our path by divine hand, to point us in a direction where we will find fulfillment AND BE ABLE TO SERVE OTHERS.

In the beginning, I was envious of those who knew right from the start that they wanted to be a carpenter or a doctor etc. I have been down several diverse paths, and it is only recently that I realized they were actually all contributors to my learning process, and also part of my "mission".

"Mission" may seem like an imposing word, but with the world as it stands, nothing short of missions - pursued by every individual - is actually going to be strong enough to turn things around. Too much energy is wasted in directions which are futile and harmful, and which involve wastage or resources and talent.

My question is: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL AND FULFILLING? Or is it pointless, destructive and just a way to earn money.

My second question is: WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? Imagine that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, and that there will be NO OBSTACLES WHATEVER IN YOUR WAY. What would you choose? And how would this benefit humanity?

DREAM ON!!!!

[link to www.youtube.com (secure)]
 Quoting: Colour Crusader


Last Edited by Colour Crusader on 05/02/2020 03:38 AM
Colour Crusader: may we fill the world with vibrant colour, constant critical assessment and deep compassion, moving ever forward towards a paradise of our own creating

Thread THE WORLD WILL BECOME PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL AND ABUNDANT IF ..
Thread: The world will become peaceful, beautiful and abundant IF ....

Thread INCREDIBLE VOICES: THE MOST PERSONAL EXPRESSION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
Thread: INCREDIBLE VOICES, AND MUSIC WHICH COMFORTS AND INSPIRES IN DIFFICULT TIMES

Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? CHOOSE THE QUALITY WHICH HELPS
Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? SOLVE IT BY CHOOSING A QUALITY

Thread: HOW FULFILLING IS YOUR JOB? WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? DREAM ON ...
Thread: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL, AND HAVE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HELPED YOU TO REFLECT ON YOUR REAL VOCATION?

Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY Thread
Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY: SELF-REFLECTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR SURVIVAL
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This 48-minute video is very relevant to the question of whether our jobs are useful and fulfilling: here is a man who used to earn a lot of money in international banking, and who turned to helping development in rural areas:

It interviews the very committed head of the company AgUnity. This man is providing simple phones and all sorts of advice concerning agriculture / health to farmers in rural communities in a whole host of countries, thus enabling them to increase their income and quality of life. These are people who are also suffering through widespread corruption. He encourages them to form cooperatives/groups so that they can control prices. The very negative economic impact of COVID restrictions on impoverished rural communities are also addressed.

"A third of the global population lives in poverty,
without any way of finding their way out of that."


Pandemic and Global Food Supply Problems
[media] [link to www.youtube.com (secure)]

AgUnity is a global technology platform empowering thousands of organizations working toward UN Sustainable Development Goals to connect the last mile.
[link to www.agunity.com (secure)]
Colour Crusader: may we fill the world with vibrant colour, constant critical assessment and deep compassion, moving ever forward towards a paradise of our own creating

Thread THE WORLD WILL BECOME PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL AND ABUNDANT IF ..
Thread: The world will become peaceful, beautiful and abundant IF ....

Thread INCREDIBLE VOICES: THE MOST PERSONAL EXPRESSION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
Thread: INCREDIBLE VOICES, AND MUSIC WHICH COMFORTS AND INSPIRES IN DIFFICULT TIMES

Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? CHOOSE THE QUALITY WHICH HELPS
Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? SOLVE IT BY CHOOSING A QUALITY

Thread: HOW FULFILLING IS YOUR JOB? WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? DREAM ON ...
Thread: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL, AND HAVE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HELPED YOU TO REFLECT ON YOUR REAL VOCATION?

Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY Thread
Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY: SELF-REFLECTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR SURVIVAL
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Bumping this immediately because I find it so important:

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This 48-minute video is very relevant to the question of whether our jobs are useful and fulfilling: here is a man who used to earn a lot of money in international banking, and who turned to helping development in rural areas:

It interviews the very committed head of the company AgUnity. This man is providing simple phones and all sorts of advice concerning agriculture / health to farmers in rural communities in a whole host of countries, thus enabling them to increase their income and quality of life. These are people who are also suffering through widespread corruption. He encourages them to form cooperatives/groups so that they can control prices. The very negative economic impact of COVID restrictions on impoverished rural communities are also addressed.

"A third of the global population lives in poverty,
without any way of finding their way out of that."


Pandemic and Global Food Supply Problems
[media] [link to www.youtube.com (secure)]

AgUnity is a global technology platform empowering thousands of organizations working toward UN Sustainable Development Goals to connect the last mile.
[link to www.agunity.com (secure)]
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Colour Crusader: may we fill the world with vibrant colour, constant critical assessment and deep compassion, moving ever forward towards a paradise of our own creating

Thread THE WORLD WILL BECOME PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL AND ABUNDANT IF ..
Thread: The world will become peaceful, beautiful and abundant IF ....

Thread INCREDIBLE VOICES: THE MOST PERSONAL EXPRESSION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
Thread: INCREDIBLE VOICES, AND MUSIC WHICH COMFORTS AND INSPIRES IN DIFFICULT TIMES

Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? CHOOSE THE QUALITY WHICH HELPS
Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? SOLVE IT BY CHOOSING A QUALITY

Thread: HOW FULFILLING IS YOUR JOB? WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? DREAM ON ...
Thread: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL, AND HAVE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HELPED YOU TO REFLECT ON YOUR REAL VOCATION?

Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY Thread
Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY: SELF-REFLECTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR SURVIVAL
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Thank you for the bump, AC. This is an extremely relevant topic for some time to come .....


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Colour Crusader: may we fill the world with vibrant colour, constant critical assessment and deep compassion, moving ever forward towards a paradise of our own creating

Thread THE WORLD WILL BECOME PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL AND ABUNDANT IF ..
Thread: The world will become peaceful, beautiful and abundant IF ....

Thread INCREDIBLE VOICES: THE MOST PERSONAL EXPRESSION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
Thread: INCREDIBLE VOICES, AND MUSIC WHICH COMFORTS AND INSPIRES IN DIFFICULT TIMES

Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? CHOOSE THE QUALITY WHICH HELPS
Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? SOLVE IT BY CHOOSING A QUALITY

Thread: HOW FULFILLING IS YOUR JOB? WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? DREAM ON ...
Thread: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL, AND HAVE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HELPED YOU TO REFLECT ON YOUR REAL VOCATION?

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Updated August 2020.

Another worldwide lockdown seems to be on the horizon. This will again force everyone to "go within" and to examine the relevance of their particular jobs or activities and whether they benefit society as a whole.

An interesting question generally is WHAT CAN WE DO WITHOUT and WHAT RESOURCES ARE WE PROTECTING IF WE REALISE WE CAN DO WITHOUT SOMETHING. I don't mean this in the sense of "giving up" something and suffering at the same time. I mean it in the sense that increased awareness results in naturally stopping certain activities, or naturally rejecting certain products, for example. So if you work in a company which makes such "meaningless" products, this will be a wake-up call. The shift in priorities will result in a shift of your view or your job.

Wishing you all well during this next extreme phase. Colour Crusader.



Updated 2nd May.

Many people have now had another couple of months of "quarantine" or "lockdown" to think about this question of whether their job is useful. I suspect that many conclude that they have just been working for the money, as opposed to following their vocation. Perhaps some have also had time to rediscover what their task on this world actually is ... I quote from lower down:

"Mission" may seem like an imposing word, but with the world as it stands, nothing short of missions - pursued by every individual - is actually going to be strong enough to turn things around. Too much energy is wasted in directions which are futile and harmful, and which involve wastage or resources and talent.

Wishing everyone the best is figuring out what they should be changing. This is a thread to document that, if you wish, so that we can support each other on the way to creating a peaceful, beautiful and abundant world.
Colour Crusader



Updated 14th March 2020

I have changed the title of this thread to move with the times:

Below I mentioned that we are sometimes "faced by a brick wall which makes us turn around": due to measures to counteract the spread of viruses, many are presently faced by a brick wall, enforced by quarantine, by closed schools or places of entertainment, by added responsibilities, or by suddenly being faced with lots of "free time" which means that there is no avoiding taking a long hard look at our lives, pondering whether we are doing the right thing, or acting according to the right principles. The question is:

IS OUR JOB USEFUL NOW, OR IS IT SUPERFLUOUS?

Now is the time to develop our visions for a peaceful future, and to envisage what role we will play in that.



Dear Readers:

Just like every seed grows and develops into its full potential according to a divine blueprint (an acorn seed never turns into a blueberry bush), every human also has a divine blueprint, and a special task in life.

Some people know really really on what they want to BE, and dedicate their lives to that. Others DISCOVER their true direction through bouts of this and that, and sometimes by facing a brick wall which forces us to turn around and choose a new path.

If we are aware, signs or encounters with others will also be placed in our path by divine hand, to point us in a direction where we will find fulfillment AND BE ABLE TO SERVE OTHERS.

In the beginning, I was envious of those who knew right from the start that they wanted to be a carpenter or a doctor etc. I have been down several diverse paths, and it is only recently that I realized they were actually all contributors to my learning process, and also part of my "mission".

"Mission" may seem like an imposing word, but with the world as it stands, nothing short of missions - pursued by every individual - is actually going to be strong enough to turn things around. Too much energy is wasted in directions which are futile and harmful, and which involve wastage or resources and talent.

My question is: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL AND FULFILLING? Or is it pointless, destructive and just a way to earn money.

My second question is: WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? Imagine that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, and that there will be NO OBSTACLES WHATEVER IN YOUR WAY. What would you choose? And how would this benefit humanity?

DREAM ON!!!!

[link to www.youtube.com (secure)]
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Colour Crusader: may we fill the world with vibrant colour, constant critical assessment and deep compassion, moving ever forward towards a paradise of our own creating

Thread THE WORLD WILL BECOME PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL AND ABUNDANT IF ..
Thread: The world will become peaceful, beautiful and abundant IF ....

Thread INCREDIBLE VOICES: THE MOST PERSONAL EXPRESSION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
Thread: INCREDIBLE VOICES, AND MUSIC WHICH COMFORTS AND INSPIRES IN DIFFICULT TIMES

Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? CHOOSE THE QUALITY WHICH HELPS
Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? SOLVE IT BY CHOOSING A QUALITY

Thread: HOW FULFILLING IS YOUR JOB? WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? DREAM ON ...
Thread: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL, AND HAVE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HELPED YOU TO REFLECT ON YOUR REAL VOCATION?

Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY Thread
Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY: SELF-REFLECTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR SURVIVAL
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The same question still applies: is your job useful? And if you have been forced to stop, what are you doing now? Here is a story from India where people who have "lost" their occupations due to lockdown are now involved in providing food to the starving.

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Colour Crusader: may we fill the world with vibrant colour, constant critical assessment and deep compassion, moving ever forward towards a paradise of our own creating

Thread THE WORLD WILL BECOME PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL AND ABUNDANT IF ..
Thread: The world will become peaceful, beautiful and abundant IF ....

Thread INCREDIBLE VOICES: THE MOST PERSONAL EXPRESSION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
Thread: INCREDIBLE VOICES, AND MUSIC WHICH COMFORTS AND INSPIRES IN DIFFICULT TIMES

Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? CHOOSE THE QUALITY WHICH HELPS
Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? SOLVE IT BY CHOOSING A QUALITY

Thread: HOW FULFILLING IS YOUR JOB? WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? DREAM ON ...
Thread: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL, AND HAVE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HELPED YOU TO REFLECT ON YOUR REAL VOCATION?

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UPDATE NOVEMBER 2020


Late November 2020

So-called "new waves" of supposed disease are being used as a reason for more lockdowns, yet again, and again so many people are being forced into redundancy or are losing their markets. Reflection on what occupations are ultimately valuable will occur as a result. In the long run, there will also be a move away from that which may be superfluous, towards that which is more helpful for others. Personal interaction - previously a given, and recently "taken away" from us by imposed social distancing - will also increase in value.

I am changing the name of this thread from "IS YOUR JOB USEFUL AND FULFILLING IN AUGUST, IN VIEW OF FURTHER LOCKDOWN" to "IS YOUR JOB USEFUL, AND HAVE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HELPED YOU TO REFLECT ON YOUR REAL VOCATION?"

Some occupations are very definitely needed - teacher, nurse, doctors, farmers, food producers etc. Others are are needed as inspiration - for example musicians. Where is your place in all this? Have you been doing something for years which results in some superfluous product, or which wastes resources? Or which is harmful to physical, mental or spiritual health?

It is a time where many questions have to be asked. These are only some of them. Hoping that you find your vocation, which means that it is both inspiring for you, and for others simultaneously.

With love, Colour Crusader



Updated August 2020.

Another worldwide lockdown seems to be on the horizon. This will again force everyone to "go within" and to examine the relevance of their particular jobs or activities and whether they benefit society as a whole.

An interesting question generally is WHAT CAN WE DO WITHOUT and WHAT RESOURCES ARE WE PROTECTING IF WE REALISE WE CAN DO WITHOUT SOMETHING. I don't mean this in the sense of "giving up" something and suffering at the same time. I mean it in the sense that increased awareness results in naturally stopping certain activities, or naturally rejecting certain products, for example. So if you work in a company which makes such "meaningless" products, this will be a wake-up call. The shift in priorities will result in a shift of your view or your job.

Wishing you all well during this next extreme phase. Colour Crusader.



Updated 2nd May.

Many people have now had another couple of months of "quarantine" or "lockdown" to think about this question of whether their job is useful. I suspect that many conclude that they have just been working for the money, as opposed to following their vocation. Perhaps some have also had time to rediscover what their task on this world actually is ... I quote from lower down:

"Mission" may seem like an imposing word, but with the world as it stands, nothing short of missions - pursued by every individual - is actually going to be strong enough to turn things around. Too much energy is wasted in directions which are futile and harmful, and which involve wastage or resources and talent.

Wishing everyone the best is figuring out what they should be changing. This is a thread to document that, if you wish, so that we can support each other on the way to creating a peaceful, beautiful and abundant world.
Colour Crusader



Updated 14th March 2020

I have changed the title of this thread to move with the times:

Below I mentioned that we are sometimes "faced by a brick wall which makes us turn around": due to measures to counteract the spread of viruses, many are presently faced by a brick wall, enforced by quarantine, by closed schools or places of entertainment, by added responsibilities, or by suddenly being faced with lots of "free time" which means that there is no avoiding taking a long hard look at our lives, pondering whether we are doing the right thing, or acting according to the right principles. The question is:

IS OUR JOB USEFUL NOW, OR IS IT SUPERFLUOUS?

Now is the time to develop our visions for a peaceful future, and to envisage what role we will play in that.



Dear Readers:

Just like every seed grows and develops into its full potential according to a divine blueprint (an acorn seed never turns into a blueberry bush), every human also has a divine blueprint, and a special task in life.

Some people know really really on what they want to BE, and dedicate their lives to that. Others DISCOVER their true direction through bouts of this and that, and sometimes by facing a brick wall which forces us to turn around and choose a new path.

If we are aware, signs or encounters with others will also be placed in our path by divine hand, to point us in a direction where we will find fulfillment AND BE ABLE TO SERVE OTHERS.

In the beginning, I was envious of those who knew right from the start that they wanted to be a carpenter or a doctor etc. I have been down several diverse paths, and it is only recently that I realized they were actually all contributors to my learning process, and also part of my "mission".

"Mission" may seem like an imposing word, but with the world as it stands, nothing short of missions - pursued by every individual - is actually going to be strong enough to turn things around. Too much energy is wasted in directions which are futile and harmful, and which involve wastage or resources and talent.

My question is: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL AND FULFILLING? Or is it pointless, destructive and just a way to earn money.

My second question is: WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? Imagine that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, and that there will be NO OBSTACLES WHATEVER IN YOUR WAY. What would you choose? And how would this benefit humanity?

DREAM ON!!!!

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Colour Crusader: may we fill the world with vibrant colour, constant critical assessment and deep compassion, moving ever forward towards a paradise of our own creating

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Thread INCREDIBLE VOICES: THE MOST PERSONAL EXPRESSION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
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Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? CHOOSE THE QUALITY WHICH HELPS
Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? SOLVE IT BY CHOOSING A QUALITY

Thread: HOW FULFILLING IS YOUR JOB? WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? DREAM ON ...
Thread: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL, AND HAVE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HELPED YOU TO REFLECT ON YOUR REAL VOCATION?

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Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY: SELF-REFLECTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR SURVIVAL
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This 48-minute video is very relevant to the question of whether our jobs are useful and fulfilling: here is a man who used to earn a lot of money in international banking, and who turned to helping development in rural areas:

It interviews the very committed head of the company AgUnity. This man is providing simple phones and all sorts of advice concerning agriculture / health to farmers in rural communities in a whole host of countries, thus enabling them to increase their income and quality of life. These are people who are also suffering through widespread corruption. He encourages them to form cooperatives/groups so that they can control prices. The very negative economic impact of COVID restrictions on impoverished rural communities are also addressed.

"A third of the global population lives in poverty,
without any way of finding their way out of that."


Pandemic and Global Food Supply Problems
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AgUnity is a global technology platform empowering thousands of organizations working toward UN Sustainable Development Goals to connect the last mile.
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Great thread

I see my job as making sure food is there, and shelter. Money is purely a means to that end.

and that is true if you spend it at the grocery store or on seed, fertilizer, the energy to run the grow lights, etc.
we only have each other. And that makes us rich.. . .

Thanks Lord for cats and kittens.......
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Very true, dear Beeches: money is a means to an end. Suppose that generosity was the means to the same end: then we could replace money with generosity. We would be generous in our time and devotion to others, and we would be on the receiving end of generosity regarding food and shelter etc. This is actually the way ahead - a money-free society where everyone volunteers. Thank you for your reply.

This 48-minute video is very relevant to the question of whether our jobs are useful and fulfilling: here is a man who used to earn a lot of money in international banking, and who turned to helping development in rural areas:

It interviews the very committed head of the company AgUnity. This man is providing simple phones and all sorts of advice concerning agriculture / health to farmers in rural communities in a whole host of countries, thus enabling them to increase their income and quality of life. These are people who are also suffering through widespread corruption. He encourages them to form cooperatives/groups so that they can control prices. The very negative economic impact of COVID restrictions on impoverished rural communities are also addressed.

"A third of the global population lives in poverty,
without any way of finding their way out of that."


Pandemic and Global Food Supply Problems
[media] [link to www.youtube.com (secure)]

AgUnity is a global technology platform empowering thousands of organizations working toward UN Sustainable Development Goals to connect the last mile.
[link to www.agunity.com (secure)]
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Great thread

I see my job as making sure food is there, and shelter. Money is purely a means to that end.

and that is true if you spend it at the grocery store or on seed, fertilizer, the energy to run the grow lights, etc.
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Colour Crusader: may we fill the world with vibrant colour, constant critical assessment and deep compassion, moving ever forward towards a paradise of our own creating

Thread THE WORLD WILL BECOME PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL AND ABUNDANT IF ..
Thread: The world will become peaceful, beautiful and abundant IF ....

Thread INCREDIBLE VOICES: THE MOST PERSONAL EXPRESSION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
Thread: INCREDIBLE VOICES, AND MUSIC WHICH COMFORTS AND INSPIRES IN DIFFICULT TIMES

Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? CHOOSE THE QUALITY WHICH HELPS
Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? SOLVE IT BY CHOOSING A QUALITY

Thread: HOW FULFILLING IS YOUR JOB? WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? DREAM ON ...
Thread: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL, AND HAVE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HELPED YOU TO REFLECT ON YOUR REAL VOCATION?

Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY Thread
Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY: SELF-REFLECTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR SURVIVAL
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White people are supposed explore and struggle to find our vocations but everybody else has set aside permits unemployment benefits and affirmative action to keep them loaded with credits thru the vomit period of life in USSA. Awrsome
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Thank you for your comment, AC. I would say that this applies to all people, irrespective of color, but of course that is a vast generalization. Suffice to say that I strongly believe that everyone is entitled to a chance to develop skills and follow a vocation. This is a sort of "human right". To be prevented by financial restrictions such as loans, or to be "appeased" by lots of benefits, cuts away at our enthusiasm and passion. Many tend to give in. Those who are truly passionate about their work, for example, will continue with it even if it brings no "financial gain" at all. They are driven. Would it not be wonderful if everyone followed their vocation and had this same drive? I would say, to all those who read these words and who are resigned to their "fate" and who cannot step forward in the direction they wish for: it is time to consider what your visions or pet projects are (see my new thread on GODLIKE PROJECTS), for there will be a stage in the future when restrictions of all kinds will fall by the wayside, and then you can go into action according to any plans you have made in the meantime.

White people are supposed explore and struggle to find our vocations but everybody else has set aside permits unemployment benefits and affirmative action to keep them loaded with credits thru the vomit period of life in USSA. Awrsome
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Colour Crusader: may we fill the world with vibrant colour, constant critical assessment and deep compassion, moving ever forward towards a paradise of our own creating

Thread THE WORLD WILL BECOME PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL AND ABUNDANT IF ..
Thread: The world will become peaceful, beautiful and abundant IF ....

Thread INCREDIBLE VOICES: THE MOST PERSONAL EXPRESSION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
Thread: INCREDIBLE VOICES, AND MUSIC WHICH COMFORTS AND INSPIRES IN DIFFICULT TIMES

Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? CHOOSE THE QUALITY WHICH HELPS
Thread: WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? SOLVE IT BY CHOOSING A QUALITY

Thread: HOW FULFILLING IS YOUR JOB? WHAT IS YOUR VOCATION? DREAM ON ...
Thread: IS YOUR JOB USEFUL, AND HAVE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HELPED YOU TO REFLECT ON YOUR REAL VOCATION?

Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY Thread
Thread: QUESTION OF THE DAY: SELF-REFLECTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR SURVIVAL





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