What is your mission?
by: Brooke Allen (Q4Colleges.com)
My personal mission is to be of meaningful help to my people.
Who are “my people” exactly? If I were Armenian I might consider my people to be Armenians or if I were a lesbian then they might be lesbians.
I am neither of those.
I’m a 59-year-old Caucasian male with a mostly useless master’s degree.
And my people are over-educated Westerners.
This mission came to me after I’d written an article for Science Careers about hiring technical people. I became friends with the editor, Jim Austin, and one day (after a few drinks) we discussed the importance of having a mission.
My business has a mission.
But what about me?
The house was paid for and the kids were off to college, now what?
Jim and I were both struck by the fact that in primitive hunter-gatherer societies a young person can, by age 14, be in complete command of everything they need to know to earn a living, find a mate, contribute to a community, and have a fulfilling life.
But, here in the U. S. A., many college grads seem to be lost.
What is missing?
Please give me your thoughts.