Cliff Gardner

Friday, April 28, 2006

A post about apathy

Last night Jess, AshAttack, Chelsea, Ashley J. and I decided that we don’t understand people who are comfortable doing nothing. It is perfectly understandable to not know what you want to do with your life at 22. That’s fine. However, if you’re not sure what you want to do, just do something that helps the world while you figure things out. Join Americorps like Kristen, or Teach for America like Zayne and Dre, or (hopefully!) the Peace Corps like me. Volunteer at an elementary school or a soup kitchen or library. It should be noted that these “nice to the world” things I just mentioned are, for many people, ends in and of themselves instead of transition activities, which is totally awesome. If you don’t know what you want to be, just be a good person and the rest will take care of itself.


  • Well done. Sound advice for everyone.

    Moral of the story...don't be a tool.

    By Blogger truax, at 12:54 PM  

  • as long as i don't have to eat lint and pee i will work wherever i can be hired.

    By Anonymous caroline, at 1:53 PM  

  • I totally agree. Doing something worthwhile will help you figure out the long-term, and that's a good thing. It's OK to not know everything.

    By Anonymous andrea, at 5:41 PM  

  • In an ideal world, that would happen. However, well... just look at the US's prison system.

    But maybe much can be learned from simply doing nothing every once and a while. Just running around being totally irresponsible can do the heart good... as long as no one gets hurt along the way.

    Or maybe I am just trying to convince myself that my not-so-sparatic irrationality might come in handy some day.


    By Blogger Megan, at 6:00 PM  

  • I smile at people a lot. Does that qualify as good-deed-dom?

    By Blogger Haylie, at 11:06 PM  

  • Amen.

    I am now an official member of the AmeriCorps waiting for my project to begin in July. Part of the reason behind taking that year away from school is to figure out what the hell I want to do. :)

    By Anonymous shea, at 2:04 PM  

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