I’m already in school, working towards a different career: very good job security, stable, and a lot more practical than the degree I got in college ever was, but the tasks involved in the job is boring. I will look into your suggestion into apprenticeships, and if you got more advice on them, please post them. However I do get the feeling a lot of jobs are boring to be frank, and it’s very slim and hard for a majority of people to find a job that they love. While the future job I will have itself seems boring, it’s the picture of a purposeless future that has me worried the most. In this future, all I have is a very monotonous and boring future outlook (whether its 10-20 years, or even 40+ years into the future): 9am-5pm work everyday and sometimes weekends and holidays, distractions through purposeless hobbies or working out for the sake of working out, trying to gain materialistic goods or social status/standing over others, watching TV shows and playing videos games, or have a normal boring family life. Now part of it is career and jobs, since a majority of mine’s and other people’s lives and time revolves around it, but I don’t want to only focus only on that as well.
While working towards improving your mind and body is a noble goal, for me it’s finding a purpose that I can completely devote myself to or doing something which few have the balls to do, or a combination of both. I can’t seem to pursue self-improvement fully without having some sort of purpose, or important desire or goal. You can have your hobbies, comfort and security, and waifu and family. But in my outlook and view, it’s all nothing compared to a complete noble goal and struggle to devote yourself to, or at least doing something complete out of the norm that normal people would never would dare to do, and having the life satisfaction that you can look back on and tell yourself or your future family that you’ve done something few have the balls and guts to do. I guess in a way and in summary, having a very meaningful and fulfilling life overall or an adventure.
Now in our modern lives, we are surround with distractions and toys. There’s no true adventure, all of that is gone. In our modern lives, there’s your job to get money to survive, which takes a good majority of someone’s time. Moving past that, there is distractions people indulge in: video games and TV shows, restaurants and bars, gym (for the sake of body building or the empty goal of attracting a mate), materialistic goods (new phone, TVs, cars, holiday deals which people fight over), and the list goals on. For me, an adventure is to take risks and do something daring that few would be willing to do, driving deep into the unknown abyss not know what the end result will be (however if it is good, it would be very life rewarding). Now, if you ask someone what an adventure is, they will define it as “traveling” or “taking a hike at some mountain”. A true sense of purpose or adventure doesn’t seem to exist in the modern era anymore.