I just finished making (and eating) the most delicious sandwich on toasted and buttered rye bread, three cheeses (Havarti, Swiss and Pepperjack), some onions, two over easy eggs, topped off with half an avocado. It was one of those meals where as soon as you bite into it you know: this shit is fucking genius. The next thought through my brain was if I could make sandwiches like this everyday I would open a deli. But alas, I can't. I don't have the skill to create a dazzling menu nor the time to learn what is necessary. Instead, I used the skills I do have and try to make a go of it.
Do I wish I was a sandwich maker? No, but what I realized is that I want something I do in life to leave an impression on people. My efforts and passions making them think - this shit is fucking genius! I don't mean genius in a pompous way but genius where it is perfection of the form that is so sharp it penetrates their being leaving an indelible imprint on their soul. I think this is one of the reasons why some people are happy doing "mundane" work while others can't be fulfilled in the most exciting occupations. We all want to connect with the people around us; we're pack animals and need others around us to thrive. Some deny this and close off but those who acknowledge the truth are going to have a more difficult time feeling fulfilled in a job that doesn't provide the feeling of leaving an impact on someones life. I write because it's the best thing I can do at the moment, but I also look for ways to bring joy to other people's lives as I go through my day because it can make even the most mundane situation enjoyable.
On the flip side, some evil people want to leave their mark as well which is the motivation behind their actions but there are also some neutral people who attempt neither good or bad: they are usually selfish, scared and scarred. Maybe if we had more people who were passionate about touching the lives of others in a meaningful way the positive could overcome a lot more of the evil in the world.