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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by earllogjam, Jul 20, 2008.
What is your contribution to society? What is your role here on earth?
Contribution? You mean now they want more than just taxes?
Sterling example of what a man should be?
I don't rightly know what my contribution is. In day to day life people merge with others (not in a smutty way-although, they may do that as well:smile. These mergers, mixings of minds and ideas, contributes in some way, be it good or bad.
Speaking of good and bad, who decides what is good and bad?
So, my contribution is whatever I leave in my wake. Whether it be a laugh, a sigh, a moment to pause and think-something has been left and therein you will find the contribution to society and the world as a whole.
Role on Earth? To be the best me possible and harm as few as possible along the way. (or would that be better listed as my goal?) I tend to try not to think about all of this too much-
My role is strictly that of a bad example for others to avoid following.
I've made contributions as a mathematician, a teacher (currently a professor), a minister in our church, a father, a husband and a friend to many.
I'm also the owner and CEO of three substantial consulting companies, one in statistics, one in training and one in investments, that supplies outstanding services and employment for about 200 people.
I also own a wine farm that produces top class connoisseur wines. About 50 people are employed on the farm itself and about 60 people in marketing and distribution around the world.
I make things pretty and I make pretty things...
other than that... I strive to create a humane, humorous and inclusive environment within the scope of my reach.
And I pass on all that I have learned to anyone interested in learning it. ( as it was passed on to me.)
To show everybody else how well off they are - you just have to look at me and you start to tealise how wonderful you are :biggrin1:
Well, a number of people have told me that I'm very entertaining to be around!
That sounds about right for me as well. I have a few friends for whom I am some sort of symbolic touchstone or moral compass. I have taught in the public school system, taught Sunday School, I have been kind and generous to many people expecting nothing in return. I'd like to think I taught a few men how to love. Other than that I haven't a damn clue why I am here. Lately, I think it's to amuse the Gods.
Good Question.I wish I knew.Time will tell I guess in my case.
My purpose is to find my purpose, and once that happens, I will disappear into a cloud of colorful fog. Maybe to be reincarnated as a frog or some sort of monkey.
Me, I'm currently a facilitator. I run a business doing translation and access stuff for blind and deaf people and do a bit of publishing, film and TV work behind the scenes.
I used to do porn and modelling but decided it was time to start using my brain before my looks went.
I am a man of many talents and master of none.
Well said. That's what I see myself as. I can do a lot of things, but not many very well. My biggest talent is being able to talk about any subject for at least an hour, usually more.
i consider myself to be a good man...good provider to my family...good father of 2...good grandfather of 2...run a sucessful business...am of upright moral character...honest...well cocked and friend to many...damn...i am good...i feel better about myself...thx for asking
That was my dad's advice to me. LOL
Comparing myself to others never makes me feel better for some reason. It more often than not makes me feel worse - thinking of all the stuff I don't have and can never have. I bothers me less and less as I get older though.
It's more a function of experience than time.
What if you never find your purpose? Is it gonna crush ya that one's life could have no meaning at all?
It's too bad most talents are defined by the society and the time and age in which you live.
Whether it is a good or bad talent is often dictated by people who judge them and rarely determined by yourself.
My role is to fuck the sound out of my girlfriends name. To annoy my neighbors with loud music. And whatever else I want it to be.
I take great joy in annoying the crap out of my cousin, by teaching her 7 year old son to do things like armpit farts, and when he burps I taught him to say. " 'scuse me, did I get any on ya." :biggrin1: When he was 4, I taught him how to chew gum and blow bubbles. :tongue:
Oddly, she doesn't let me babysit for him much anymore.
Whoa!!! Good one, Earllogjam!!!
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As for myself, I'm extremely good at what I do. The fact that I "exhibit" on LPSG is a curiosity given the nature of my work. Dr. Jekyll and Miz Hyde, that's me.
hmmm ... good question :scratchchin:
I guess as an absolute minimum I am carrier of my DNA which I try to release for the benfit of mankind as often as possible.