Went back to Kashi Atlanta tonight to help with the Street Meals program. This time I was at the peanut butter station so by the end of the night all I could smell was peanut butter! There weren't as many volunteers as last time but this group was much more talkative. The group at my end of the table consisted of students (high school and college), a professor at Ga Tech, a musician, and an accountant.
We had a really interesting conversation that started with working and being passionate about your job and then slowly switched to happiness. One of the volunteers questioned why people stay in school for 8-12years after high school and why people even consider going back to school in their 30s or later. The professor responded that in their early 20s most people are lost and just following the crowd and in their late 20s to early 30s people really figure out who they are and what it is they want to do for the rest of their lives; they find their passion. And that to be happy with what you are doing you need to have passion. Just something to think about!