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    Default Helping others. A carreer.

    I recurrently get this feeling that if life doesn't go according to plan, I would at least like to do something with my existence, in the form of helping others in some way.

    What do you guys think are the best career choices for people who want to help others? Preferably with minimum responsibility and minimum exposure to continuous dystopian considerations.

    Help a guy out here



    EDIT: Yes. A typo by an ENFP. Who would of thought, uh?

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    Making a career out of something you're not willing to take a lot of responsibility in might be tricky.
    Try volunteering. Organize a charity. Help old people cross the road. Start with these. You probably won't get a statue dedicated in your honour but you'll get to make people and yourself feel good

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    I once volunteered at a food pantry, I recommend starting there and working your way up.

    BTW Sky, the Social Worker at School is an INFJ, and he's pretty good at it. In case YOU were interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gewitter27 View Post
    BTW Sky, the Social Worker at School is an INFJ, and he's pretty good at it. In cas YOU were interested.
    Thanks, my career is directed towards another direction. But I'll consider it when I feel like making a career change.

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    Working at a child daycare centre. It's can be soothing to know you are looking after the children of the next generation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragingkatsuki View Post
    Working at a child daycare centre. It's can be soothing to know you are looking after the children of the next generation.
    I'm jaded, but I find it more frightening than soothing.
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I'm jaded, but I find it more frightening than soothing.
    You must have had some bad experience with kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragingkatsuki View Post
    You must have had some bad experience with kids
    I've had good and bad. A lot of kids seem not-so-smart and kind of brutal to me. Of course, to their parents, my kids probably seem like wimpy, impractical geeks.
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I've had good and bad. A lot of kids seem not-so-smart and kind of brutal to me. Of course, to their parents, my kids probably seem like wimpy, impractical geeks.
    +1 My poor kids, they even think about making fun of another kid and they get in so much trouble.

    I have trouble with the "helping people" career choice because it often seems like the people who seem to need "help" don't want it and the people who are getting help don't really care. Maybe I need to volunteer somewhere and find out it's not true. (if it isn't)

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    i could see you being some sort of teacher...does that count?
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
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