Why are we here?


Do you ever sometimes wonder about what you’re supposed to be doing with your life?  I do all the time.  I went to school to work in Marketing, but no job I’ve had since graduation 10 years ago has been in Marketing, which leads me to wonder what the hell I went $50,000 into debt for.  I’m glad I have the degree, I was the first member of my family to graduate from a four-year institution, but I’d be happier about it or more proud of it if I was actually using it for something other than wall decoration.  In the bigger picture however, do you also sometimes wonder why we exist?  I think it’s a fascinating and awe-inspiring realization that humans wouldn’t exist without the right set of circumstances from the beginning that allowed evolution to exist.  I mean, we could still be swinging from trees with our prehensile tail right now, flinging our poop at one another.  Well, I’m sure some lesser quality members of the species still do that (I’m looking at you, Donald Trump supporters), but the rest of us don’t.  Why is that?  If I could sit down and talk to anyone for a few hours, I’d probably pick Neil deGrasse Tyson.  Yes, he’s an astrophysicist, so evolutionary biology might not be in his immediate wheelhouse, but no matter.  He’s smart, and smart people know stuff.  That’s good enough for me. LOL



  1. April · June 2, 2016

    I’m in the exact same boat as you, but I’ve only been drifting for 3 years…lol. I racked up some debt for a degree in Business & Technical Writing and one for Religious Studies & Anthropology. For the past ten months, I’ve been a secretary at a sign shop. Not quite what I was hoping for when I got those degrees. 😉


    • Beth · June 2, 2016

      At least you’re working, though. I’ve been out of work for 4 years now. I’d gladly work as a secretary in a sign shop, regardless of what degree I held, if it meant I was pulling down a paycheck every week or twice a month. I understand the disillusionment, I feel it too, but you’re in a much nicer boat than I’m in right now. LOL


      • April · June 2, 2016

        Keep at it! Yes, this job was definitely a blessing for us at the time. Now that my husband has a steady job in his field, I can get back to focusing on things I’ve neglected and pass on the job to a friend that’s in desperate need of some stability. 🙂


  2. Curiosity · September 15, 2016

    Great post. You will find something good soon. Praise logic!


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