What are some occupations/careers where you serve humanity. I was thinking physical therapist, but med school seems to be a meme. Peace Corps, Social Worker? Any Ideas?
What are some occupations/careers where you serve humanity. I was thinking physical therapist...
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Do something that does not prop up and control the Matrix Control System.
prop up and contribute to*
EMT, maybe. I don't think it requires med school training and is an obvious chance to save lives.
Agriculture. The first and the most underrated profession in entirety of human history. Rich, poor, wise, dumb; every man need to eat.
most "legal" careers serve people somehow, whether you're a butcher or janitor or doctor you're going to be helping people out.
Of course there are some exceptions like being a porn star or marketing cigarettes…
Just choose what seems to suit you, what makes you excited and interested.
As long as you perform it well and are disciplined it doesn't matter if you become a soldier or a physical therapist.
forgot to mention that i was interested in agriculture… maybe it would be possible to help start farms in poor countries in the peace corps or something
It will be harder than it made out to be. You have to be part scientist, part labour, part businessman, all in all one very manly profession in one neat package. It is a noble pursuit.
And in the next few decades food scarcity seems more real than ever thanks to overpopulation especially in China, India, Arab, and Africa sectors. Japan can only sustain 30-40% of their country with their domestic products alone. Only 9 states in the U.S. are keeping themselves and other 41 fed and that is not counting imports. Inconvenient truths people do not know about; and most take their food on their table for granted.
About farming in poor countries. Last I heard, Monsanto did quite a number to agricultural industry in Africa so they can keep selling theirs for profit.
Politics, law, diplomacy or the military.
Doing anything in a hospice or helping disabled people.
Beekeeping is underrated. Paraffin candles are toxic, beeswax is healthy. Honey is the best sweetener and a decent survival food. Local beekeepers in my area at least are not in high enough supply of wax imo— the stuff is also important for treating wood and leather. The world could do with more beekeepers.
Every country is poor.
Yup; different forms and causes of miseries: all poor in different ways.
You could start picking up trash in forests and streets.
It doesn't pay, but it does serve humanity.
Becoming a sustainable and efficient farmer is also nice and although there's enough produce for everyone most is shit so producing affordable yet good produce would be nice too I'm working out a company like this.
Just remember, in some places they will refuse to learn. Example: equatorial Africa.
The eleventh commandment is 'Thou shall not litter' - Terry Davis High Priest of the 3rd Temple of Mr. God
Tbh, in some places in Africa, regular agriculture is impossible, or just a massive pain in the ass to do properly.
And no, dont bring up muh white farmers.
Im not talking about semi-temperate SA/Zimbabwe
Why wouldn't you just join a mission…?
You're basically suggesting that you join a non-religious mission (some might even say part of NWO anti-Christ organization)
I know you guys have romantic notions about getting back to the land and farming but if you're not a generational farmer I really don't think that's a good idea. Your average small farm in the US actually had a negative net income of -$1000, it's more of a hobby thing. If you want to work for Big Ag in the US you need to move to America's heartlands and you'll be competing for jobs with kids who were born and raised by parents in the Big At industry, and in addition to not having any family connections you'll be at a deep knowledge and skills deficit.
Do the sensible thing and do something with computers. You can get started with an A+ certification if you don't want to go to school (but it's very worth it to go to school because new grads make $65k and you'll start out at make $13/hour if you're lucky with no degreee.) It's not romantic but you already have more computer knowledge than your average person just by being here. You'll make friends at work who have the same interests as you in video games and anime and you'll make enough money to support a wife some day.
why did you type this? it makes me angry. i dont want to resign to typing on a keyboard for 8 hours a day for 40 years of my life, only to have a housewife and kids. i dont even watch anime or video games. it is a life of paralysis and stagnation. i want to use my potential to serve humanity, not coding some cable tv interface that will only contribute to everyone's technological alienation.
Computers serve humanity in places like hospital environments. But if you feel that averse to having a wife and kids , maybe you should become a priest.
What do anons think of urban planners as a profession? On the high level it's clearly a job that aspires to work in the public interest, providing good urban design and townscapes that make interesting places and spaces that serve the needs of people, provide sustainable buildings that reduce their negative impact on creation and it's resources, and provide well designed housing and work places etc. But in reality, from one side you're reacting to the pressure from the market on which you can exert basically no influence in the wider scheme of things (and so become an enabler of big business/corporatism, which, while not inherently bad in and of itself, has the potential to be propping up some-less-than pleasant aspects of our current economic system) and politicians on the other championing housing project regeneration which has the potential to severly disrupt and potentially break up established, vulnerable communities, contributing to 'state-led gentrification' etc (I'm playing devil's advocate here I don't necessarily buy into either of those aspects as presented like that but just wearing a pondering cynics hat for a moment)
bump for answer to this and other considerations:
What do you think about employers who publish something that does not reflect the reality behind the scenes which makes the published artifact false? What if you're required as a Christian employed there to write the content for the published material which is false? Presumably this counts as lying and is sin?
I'm not thinking of any moral nature regarding the content or falsehoods being published (corruption or cover up of illegal or immoral activity for e.g) but just rather the moreal aspect of publishing falsehoods in itself: Say for example the employer publishes something along the lines of 'we support this route and this route for a new transit system' while behind the scenes only one is realistically an option and the other non-viable route is just being included for whatever reason (there could be a few motivations) in the knowledge the transit system will never go there?
Also, what about working for an employer that hangs a rainbow flag in support of LGBT from it's building? Am I sinning by working for such an employer that holds such values?
I fear for our future when people start thinking of med school as a meme …
Becoming a teacher.
It's a noble profession yet it's being shitted on so much by almost everyone.
bump because I'm still thinking these are interesting questions to which I would like to hear answers for
For the love of all that is holy, do not join the Peace Corps. They will drop you in the middle of the jungle with no support and no gear, and if the local chief decides to sodomize you, you keep your mouth shut or the Peace Corps will ensure that you are unemployable for the rest of your life, if they don't just tell the guy you ratted him out and then cover up your murder.
Genocide races that excessively pollute rivers and landscapes with plastic trash.
It would be a start, but China, India and Africa are worse.
OP - I'm a coder, in fintech. About the least spiritual job there is. Know what I do? Make vast amounts of money. Know what I then do? Support my parish.
I also assist with IT services, set up a database to assist with arranging our catechumen programs and events (eg Baptism), RCIA, and similar. The guy who made the current parish website and app is also leaving soon - I'll take those over too. You think those are all unimportant things? You think the priest should have to struggle with all that?
So no, you're looking at this wrong. It's about finding what God wants you to do. Not what you think sounds cool. Go talk to a spiritual director, do a retreat maybe. Pray!
Huh? That's….oddly specific. Sauce?
Killing people is a sin now, user.
I work in human services helping people with severe mental health issues navigate the systems they are usually forced into(hospitals, DOC. etc.). Pretty easy work to get into if you are willing to work in residential initially and then can move up to case management.
It sounds like one of those Zig Forums stories about some guy claiming to be a private hire soldier that does work for the filthy rich, trying to find some millionnaire's daughter in some coprophilia-based sex den or, along with the mother, one of the many wives of a chieftain in some jungle in Africa.
I work in an hotel, I literally spend my day serving others…I am always ashamed to get tips, for I don't think one should do his job in hope to get some extra money handed to him.
My dream is to become a teacher (and keep writing as an hobby) to spread His truth amongst the youth.
From my understanding, in countries where it's customary to tip the waiter/waitress (e.g. USA), the employer will deliberately underpay his staff, expecting them to make up for it with tips. The public know that waiters/waitresses depend on tips to pay their bills and live on a day-to-day basis. Your post suggests that it's normal for people to use the tips from being a waiter/waitress and blow it on booze or something i.e. it suggests that you're living in a place that:
1) Has a tipping culture
2) Doesn't need it
That's very, very odd to me. It's like your country just recently adopted it and the employers haven't quite caught on to how they can in fact, save themselves a lot of money. Where do you live?
There are laws in place that impose complementing the worker's wage if he doesn't make enough in tips to reach minimum wage, so it's not like the employers are slavers and the staff poor victims who need handouts
basically anything that isn't vulgar, illegal or purely concerned with money.
Janitors serve humanity. Taxi drivers too. Soldiers just as much as peace keepers and doctors.
I'm an immigrant working in the UK: never got tips back home.
That's good to hear. I just figured that if a waiter/waitress wasn't making enough in tips, they'd just have to quit and get another job.
Besides, even if those laws are in place, how well enforced are they?
The UK has tipping? I've never heard of tipping over here. I mean, I've never had a social life active enough to eat out with friends but I've never heard of tipping here.
Best not be planning on doing that in ol' Blighty or you'll be sacked! christianconcern.com
I thought bees were literally in the process of going extinct.
In all honesty, what's your strategy for disciplining a group of children that you're not allowed to physically touch and go home to parents that also don't discipline them?
Honestly, I unironically think this is the best post.
Med school seems to be a meme? What do you mean by this? I'm not American, but I am in med school and I might be able to answer your questions if you have any.
Personal stories from African missionaries. People got raped and the Peace Corps hushed it up. One girl got her throat slit for trying to blow the whistle. Dude who did it is still the official Peace Corps contact for that area. The ones who wait until they go back to blow the whistle get blacklisted and are basically unemployable. The ones who keep their mouths shut get cushy government jobs.
That's a sad meme. You must serve God, and you do this either by living in a godly country, or becoming a preacher/politician to bring about a godly country. Become a general practitioner in this world and you will only minister to Satan: Atheism, kikery and islam.
Must be an hotel thing…
Boi…still, maybe somewhere else?
Any, if you're a symbol of virtue.
It is a spectrum, however.
Every time this thread is bumped and I see this post I get more annoyed by this exchange.
OP clearly wanted everyone to tell him to give up society and travel to a rural area to take up farming, which this user dispels as romanticism and almost impossible for an urbanite, speaking from experience. He then suggests something infinitely more practical that would provide some income with which OP could actually make a difference for his church or those that need help.
And what does OP do? Get mad that he wasn't playing into his fantasies.
This is the only correct answer.
Agriculture, no question.
I think you can be a Christian and serve literally in any occupation including executioner. There are a lot of ways of doing good and God is with us, so why to worry about mundane things? Christ was a carpenter but He could have been in any other profession.
I'm a criminal defense lawyer. Defending the defenseless is the very definition of serving humanity.
Serve God, not humanity.
Didn't see this post until now. You don't necessarily need to work in the most noblest of professions in order to not do the work of Satan…
Raising a holy family is a righteous endeavor. You can do good work for a company, and be a blessing and a light of the Lord to those who you work with everyday. Small steps are often required to complete a journey.
Your Church could always use more people to read the Bible to the children.
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Glorify Him and do His will
Like a moneylender?