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Careers in Decreasing Worldsuck
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I'm stuck right now. I have no idea what I want to do with my life. What, in your opinion, are the careers that do the most good in the world? Becoming a doctor and then joining MSF or a similar…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sadie DeCoste Apr 10, 2013.

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Jeff Konecki replied to Ode [Forums Mod]'s discussion Looking for a specific Vlogbrothers video? You've come to the right place!
"Friend of mine is looking for "the video where John talks about how sometimes things that shouldn't be at all hard just are". That's the best description he can give me."
May 17, 2013
Sadie DeCoste replied to Jeff Konecki's discussion Careers in Decreasing Worldsuck
"Education! Not only do you get to work directly and consistently with the community to make people's lives better, you get to influence society's future leaders. But please, if you choose to go into this profession, do it with all your…"
Apr 10, 2013
Steele Willison replied to Jeff Konecki's discussion Careers in Decreasing Worldsuck
"Have you checked out AmeriCorps? I served 2 years and it helped me find my way in the nonprofit world as well as get a full time job teaching kids how to decrease worldsuck. There are programs in every state and pretty much every career field. If…"
Apr 4, 2013
Chaz replied to Jeff Konecki's discussion Careers in Decreasing Worldsuck
"Decreasing world suck in relation to a career doesn't mean you have to have a high profile, high paying job.  You know who decreases world suck? Lolly pop men and women. They volunteer their time to do a very small but vital job: get kids…"
Mar 30, 2013
Brendan replied to Jeff Konecki's discussion Careers in Decreasing Worldsuck
"I'm a doctor, and I can tell you that the people who most decrease suck for my patients are the recreation therapists and child life specialists.  They're freaking amazing.  Anything in the medical profession, obviously: speech,…"
Mar 24, 2013
A'nna replied to Jeff Konecki's discussion Careers in Decreasing Worldsuck
"Education. I think the number one solution to decreasing world suck would be to educate the suckerz. By "suckerz" I mean those folks who do and act stupid things or say stupid opinions which are clearly not helpful. By being a devoted…"
Mar 8, 2013
Natalie replied to Jeff Konecki's discussion Careers in Decreasing Worldsuck
"Become a physical therapist's assistant (highest paying two year degree, without all the absurd hours and debt involved in medical school), then come help me keep kids in Ukraine with special needs from having to spend their whole life laying…"
Feb 25, 2013
Diana Pham replied to Jeff Konecki's discussion Careers in Decreasing Worldsuck
"Peace corps, doctor, scientist, blogger, dancer, anything really. We are expected to have a shortage of oncologist by 2020, so I'd look into that."
Feb 3, 2013
odetomysocks replied to Jeff Konecki's discussion Careers in Decreasing Worldsuck
"You'll be able to decrease world suck in pretty much any career you choose. Anytime you treat others with respect, or go out of your way to help someone, you're decreasing worldsuck. Plus, lots of people do activism or volunteer work in…"
Feb 1, 2013
Kirstyn replied to Jeff Konecki's discussion Careers in Decreasing Worldsuck
"I wouldn't trade my job for anything. I love it. I'm a licensed veterinary technician and I work at a high volume clinic but, my clinic also works with the community. For instance, on the 26th of February, we will be participating in…"
Jan 31, 2013
gullwinggirl replied to Jeff Konecki's discussion Careers in Decreasing Worldsuck
"Personally, I feel like it doesn't necessarily have to be something huge, like becoming a doctor. The world always needs awesome doctors, sure, but medical school is a huge commitment. (sorry if I sound like a Debbie Downer) I work in a elder…"
Jan 23, 2013
Becky Havens replied to Jeff Konecki's discussion Careers in Decreasing Worldsuck
"Personally, my goal to descrease worldsuck is to work in NGOs and nonprofits. I eventually want to go to grad school for Peace Studies (which I realize isn't something everyone agrees with). But for now, I volunteer-- which feeds my need to…"
Jan 16, 2013
Mark Andrew Maben replied to Jeff Konecki's discussion Careers in Decreasing Worldsuck
"Law? either go into actual law and keep law and order, or use it to go into politics and attempt to change the world"
Jan 6, 2013
Cimentarius replied to Jeff Konecki's discussion Careers in Decreasing Worldsuck
"Well I believe it very much depends on what you would define as "good". there are many things that do good in the world. When most people think of doing good they picture peace corps, doctors, volunteers, etc. However going good is not in…"
Dec 29, 2012
Zack Bresler replied to Jeff Konecki's discussion Careers in Decreasing Worldsuck
"You could always join the peace corps. They have all sorts of opportunities for you to decrease world suck all over the world. You can use training you have already received (like college or whatever) or get trained in a variety of areas to help…"
Dec 28, 2012
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Careers in Decreasing Worldsuck

I'm stuck right now. I have no idea what I want to do with my life. What, in your opinion, are the careers that do the most good in the world? Becoming a doctor and then joining MSF or a similar organization is obvious, anyone have other ideas?See More
Dec 24, 2012

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At 4:33pm on November 5, 2012, Danno said…

one is glad to be of service.  and no, but if you happen to be more power to you.  there are groups and such that could provide better support and insight, but as long as it doesn't seem like i'm being a jerk, i'm happy to help however i can.

At 4:40pm on November 4, 2012, Danno said…

hey Jeff.  welcome to the ning!

 
 
 

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