What I want to give.
I want to be genuine right now. It is right here that I explain what I want to do for myself and for the world. These ideas are birthed through philosophy and experience.
I want a world where people respect creation. I want a world where human beings do not see each other as classes or ethnicities but as fellow living beings. I want a world where corporations do the right things out of personal integrity rather than through legislation. I want a world full of informed, intentional consumers who demand more from business and politicians. I want a world that does not look to government to fix problems. I want a world where people pursue knowledge for the sake of their neighbors, bettering themselves so that they can better others. I want a world where people are invited to think for themselves and prosper amongst people who think and/or live differently.
I do not claim to have a solution for every problem the human race faces. Maybe my vision is too idealistic. I do not think that is a bad thing, though. I have a vision for my life. I have plenty of ideas, too. I want to share these ideas in a classroom, in a lecture hall, from a TED event stage. I want to craft these ideas as I mature and learn.
I believe that to be the true beauty of knowledge. To stand on the precipice of knowledge, be humbled by ignorance and continue to learn how little we know.
What I want to get.
In short, this is the plan. Within the next twenty years, I want to:
- utilize my Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations to obtain an entry level job
- obtain a Masters of Arts in Philosophy
- begin teaching at a university, likely as a teaching assistant
- obtain a PhD in Philosophy and continue to teach
- obtain a Juris Doctor degree
- while continuing to teach, pursue a career at a think tank (like Cato Institute)
It's a pretty lofty set of goals. But this is what I want, in order to pursue my greater goal of discovering the greater truth. This career path will enable me to think and research essentially for the rest of my life. All I want to do is to find the puppeteer.