A colleague of mine asked me the other day about my career plans – on whether I had any concrete ideas about what I want to do. I have to say that it depends on what was meant by concrete because I definitely have an idea of what I want to do, but not any specific idea that I could work on as yet because nothing has yet to twixt my nethers (pardon my scifi parlance).
Like what a friend told me the other day – with me, it is not about the money. For me, my career plans are not predicated on the amount of money that I will make because that would just be pointless. If it was all about making money, I would not have accomplished the things that I have. That is not to say that I don’t care about the money. I am not idealistic enough to think that I can survive on mere fresh air and sunshine. Money is important but simply making money will never be enough to motivate me. I need something more than that to satiate my thirst.
Then, I came across point #18 from The Cathedral and The Bazaar: “To solve an interesting problem, start by finding a problem that is interesting to you.”.
While there are lots of important problems to solve in this world – particularly with our society at home, none of them twixt my nethers – not enough anyway. I am looking for something that will give me the semangat berkobar-kobar to work on. I hope that I will be able to bite onto something soon.