- Feb 10, 2005
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- Southern Ontario
nr said:Would you agree that one of the biggest stumbling blocks to finding an occupation one is happy with (any occupation, not just ranching) is fear? Fear of trying something new. Fear of change. Fear of checking something new out in case it might be better and would demand changing?
The older I get the more I see how fear is often the deciding factor in youngsters' choices. And in adults' choices. I have to double-check myself when I turn down some opportunity: Now did I say "no" because it was a rediculous and inappropriate idea? Or did I say "no" because I was a scaredy cat?
Would you be referring to the "fear" that would sit me bolt upright in bed at night when I decided to go to college at the age of 47? After not finishing high school?
But I did it and now if I think about quitting, the same fear hits me! :lol:
It would have been easiest to not go. But I did. And I love it. In 1-1/2 years, I'll finish my B.A. in counselling and then move on to the next step in hanging out my shingle for an occupation that hopefully will be centered around corporate mediation or counselling. So I am beginning to get a glimpse of what I want to do.
Not that the farm life was all bad. I don't think that I would have gone into farming though if it wouldn't have been dumped on me at a young age. You know the setting: last kid at home, who else is left to take Mom and Dad's place.
However,no better place to raise a family, if you discount the lack of money, return on investment . . . the pressure and frustration that comes from too high a level of expectation and performance with too little reward.
I have always said that people eat cheap because farmers love to farm. It is a way of life that gets into your blood and makes you keep on going no matter what.
Well, almost anyway. . . . . .