Sisyphus metaphor. Man rolling huge concrete ball up hill. Sisyphean work, task.

As kids we are asked what we want to be when we grow up. In middle school that question is still asked, just not as often. Then in high school people are asking what you want to do, what you are planning on becoming. Some people have it figured out and know exactly what they want to do. Some have it decided by their parents. And some still have no idea what they want to do. I am amongst the people who have no idea what they want to do.

In ninth grade that question of the future wasn’t very frequent. Then in the beginning of tenth grade I have to think of it more often. Then just after winter break they told us that we are going to have to apply for IB in about two weeks. To decide what courses I was going to take I had to think of what I wanted to do as an adult. I had nothing because generally I didn’t mind doing anything I could learn to do. Now I had to dig deep and think about what I wanted to do, what I was passionate about. I thought about it and knew that I wanted to help people in a mental and social way. I ended up choosing Global Politics and Economics to give me a base to go off on.

I still don’t know what I want to do, but at least now I have a broad idea. To get to that broad idea you need to dig deep. What have you wanted to do since you were a child? It should be something that is realistic and achievable because as children we just say we want something because everyone wants that thing. Look into your personality and what makes you happy. Think about what makes you passionate and what you are willing to sacrifice somethings for. Then you will find what you want to do.

By Fisson Tibbo