Which is the best Profession?
At a book launch
Jobs that are more play than work
1. Artists: Illustrators, writers, musicians...
3. Sensual Jobs: Food taster, bed tester, sweet shop keeper...
4. Advisors: Agony aunt, Motivational speakers...only when you like doing it.
5. Librarian or Book shop keeper - if you enjoy reading, that is.
and other professions like these.
How do you define best?
By best, do I mean the most lucrative, the most pleasurable, the most useful or what? 'Best' means different things to different people. The best profession for me would be something I would do if I had to pay for it! Since I'm an illustrator and a writer, I don't work for my living; I play for my pay! So my profession is the best one, according to me: Writer and Illustrator.
My attitude is this:
Suppose you tell a fellow that you'll pay him to run about in an open field where there is a likelihood that he'll get hurt or ask another to sit in one chair and stare fixedly at changing images. Strap someone else to a seat of something like a centrifuge and shake him about wildly...all these chaps would complain about employee cruelty and refuse to work. Yet people play football, go to the movies, and pay for amusement park rides. We are funny, aren't we? When we consider it work, we grumble. When we think it's fun, we have a great time!
Let's look at other aspects, to be impartial and logical.
Apart from money, service and pleasure, there are many other factors, too. 'Best' is a relative term, more relative than your Cousin-in-law Bob! Like these:
1. Jobs that get you fame.
2. Jobs that are educational
3. Jobs that involve doing something that comes naturally to you.
4. Jobs where you are treated with respect.
5. Jobs that are easy to do...and so on, depending on the seeker's personal priorities. I don't exist in a competitive world, and I won't look at other people's jobs. My job is the best one for me because:
I love reading and writing and drawing; my job gives me pleasure.
I work at home; I remain close to my family, pun intended.
I do something that comes naturally to me, which also implies the next one.
I have a soft, easy job.
I can look forward to being famous one day.
I can make a lot of money one day; I see that possibility.
Mine is the best job! Now, I didn't put that up to brag. I want everyone to be able to stand up and say, "Mine's the best job!" If you have problems saying that, quit your job or learn to like it. Everybody should feel proud, happy and satisfied with the work they do. That's my attitude. Cheers!
Jobs that are lucrative
Whatever earns you big money. For many, money is the key. The best profession is the one that earns you the most. Most leaders of their professions earn the most, so this could be true of almost any profession. I'm not going to list them all.
Jobs that serve humanity
Some would consider jobs that contribute to the welfare of others are truly 'best' jobs. Almost any service would fit the bill. The areas below are where these jobs are to be found:
1. Social Service
Can you think of others for us?
Some of my books! :)
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