Today I have decided to write a post on an issue that worries us both as parents and as educators since many of us have had to give guidance to our sons/daughters/students on how to choose a career path. In spite of the severe economic crisis we are going through, I reckon we should encourage our youth to take ownership of their lives, choose something they like, master it and then make a living by doing what they love most.
Therefore, to help young people make the correct choices perhaps we could start by asking them: What would you do if money were no object? This is a question British philosopher and writer Alan Watts (1915-1973) asked himself and I would say he gave a truly appropriate answer in an amazing lecture from his last years.
I believe his speech could be the starting point for a very interesting debate in our Citizenship/ Philosophy/ Tutorials classes.
The following video summarizes the ideas of his lecture quite accurately: