I need to do something. I read some quotes from Feynman and I read quotes from Einstein and I want to achieve something. More like I should. No, no, I want to. So what should I do?
Background: BA Psychology, JD Law
Skills: I'm very good at explaining things, reading people, and discerning motivation. This has helped me become a good communicator, knowing how to navigate around people's issues. I can usually tell what's bothering people and turn it into a semi-offensive joke. It's like a massage for one's personality, hurts at first, then feels better. I've been told I have a soothing voice, even by people I'm not sleeping with. I've studied myself and battled anxiety enough where I know where the answers are, even if I haven't totally developed them. Those answers can, I believe, help people find meaning, authenticity, and real intimacy.
Intellectual interests: Western Psychology, Eastern Psychology, Psychotherapy, Politics and resolving disputes, especially in the Middle East, Relationships, Legal reform
Spiritual interests: First off, I am not a New Age spiritual whack job. Spirituality and mysticism, to me, are just a form of intimacy with one's experience, an intimacy that usually gets interrupted by resistance and excessive thinking. I loathe the Secret and am skeptical of just about everything I hear unless I've personally experienced it. Next, I would really like to help people. Making beautiful moments is a healthy addiction, and seeing people grow and shed their baggage is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Generally, dedicating myself to improving the world is a source of spiritual nourishment. It provides meaning.
Past jobs: Mediator, psych hospitals (various positions), litigator; prefer to avoid litigation unless the cause is really worthy.
Other goals in life: Make enough money to live a stable life with a wifey, pursue Buddhism, have a kid.
Options on the table: Psych grad school (recently accepted), go and meditate somewhere for 3 years (in silence?), take a trip somewhere important (Far East?), teach high school, teach college, teach psych, teach law, tutor, activist/community organizer, write psych books, some awesome thing you're thinking about that I haven't thought of yet