What would you do if you didn’t need money?
I led myself to this question, last week, in a taxi. Me and my wife had just landed in Prague for our 4-night stay, and were on our way to the hotel.
“I think I’d do well as a taxi driver,” I told her.
Despite the fact that I currently have a well-established IT job with a reputable private company in Malta, I truly pondered on the fantasy for a while.
Imagine, the car would be your workplace. You’d meet a lot of different people, even if for a short while, besides the fact that you meet your client face to face. You’d be among the very first human-beings to welcome a foreigner to your homeland. I would surely take such an opportunity to give my clients a quick tour of the Maltese islands. It would be the perfect way to hone my social skills and fulfill my patriotic attributes.
Then I thought: what’s holding me back from becoming a taxi driver, really?
The same thing that’s holding you, unfortunately: money, and the worry of not being able to survive without it.
I’m not being naive or idealistic. I most certainly believe money is an important factor of life. I would already be driving that taxi if I didn’t.
Think about it.
What would you do, if you didn’t need money? (or if you had enough money to spend the rest of your days without having to work)
Now don’t get me wrong. I would not be among anyone of you who says they would quit their job and stay at home. Neither would I simply spend my entire time travelling.
No, really… I’m being completely honest here. I don’t fit in any day where I am doing nothing. I’d try different jobs – sure, like taxi driving for a while – or get focused on voluntary work. I’d go around talking with people I do not know; offering them a drink or a coffee in exchange for a short chat – anything that would help them to briefly get out from their daily routine and question themselves. I’d tell them about Jesus as a God, and how much He loves them. I’d talk to them about my wife and our great marriage.
I’d also talk to them about life. I’d remind them that time on this earth is precious, irrelevant of how young or healthy someone is; and that you should spend the most of it with your loved ones. To spend it doing the things you like, the things that make you grow and evolve into the person you are meant to become. To forgive if not forget, to trust even if not blindly. To think with your own brain, and not follow the trend and the lies often proposed by the media. I’d listen, I’d discuss. I’d want to feel what they feel, smile if they smile, cry if they cry. I’d listen and I’d learn.
Well, you want my next words to be something along the lines of ‘back to reality’. Sure, why not! Back to reality, where I’m sitting and doing what I just proposed above. I love writing to you. It’s the best way I found to reach out to you, and others like you.
I might not know you. But it is important to know yourself. Look into your inner self. What do you like? What do you really want to do?
DO IT !