Have you ever felt like Luke Skywalker?
Young Luke was on Tatooine, working for his uncle at a lowly farm, without any hope of getting out and joining the Rebel academy. For most of his life he felt there was something more, something adventurous in his life…. and for some reason, he just couldn’t attain that lifelong dream of flying on an X-wing, defending the Rebel alliance from Imperial tyrrany.
I feel like him A LOT. Growing up, I always felt like I was destined to do great things, see the world, work in a career which will help and affect the lives of so many people in a profound way… and here I am sitting in front of a computer telling people what to type and what to click so their Internet connection works properly.
I have this dream of owning my own successful company. Although I would hire the best talent I would get, I would also hire people who never really got a chance to make it in the world… homless people… orphans… people who didn’t get a fair shake. I would walk down the street, loo for someone who has potential, clothe them, house them, educate them and hire them to work and earn a living. One by one I would take them off the street and show them that there is more to life than stealing or fighting to get their next meal. I would show them a better way… and that their lives do have value.
But you can’t do this without influence, without education, without money and without power… I can’t do that on a Tech support Rep’s salary. I need to get the chance to do something truly great.
I guess He feels that I’m not yet ready. I still don’t have the degree and I’m still not too wise with the blessings I’ve been given. There’s so much more that I need to learn if I’m to succeed in the career and dreams that I hope to achieve.
I guess I need to be patient… after all… this company has been treating me very well. I owe it to them to work my hardest.
In the meantime, I’ll keep that litesabre on ice for now.