The World’s Oldest Trade

Scholarship Entrant: Jamie from Nashville, TN
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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I’ve always been one to search for the beginnings of things, and I’ve also always had a slightly selfish and competitive compulsion to find something that has been in practice for a long time and become the best at it. (Okay, so tennis wasn’t my thing, but really….green balls flying at your head? Who could be good at that?!) If I could make a living at doing what I love most, it would be an eclectic mix of teaching, event organization, and data collection. Is there a career that exists with this now? Maybe. More than likely not, so I’ll give this job the title of “Pyxis” from the ancient Greek word “box.” Why? I’d like to imagine that this position would open up a box that the world could use if we didn’t confine ourselves to just one career.

Teaching, as most of society will agree, is the profession that all other professions are built on. No one becomes anything without learning skills and trades from someone else. I like to think that I will be that someone else, the someone who guides thousands of others in the world to a new path. Event organization: Teaching is not enough. Now we need to give our students the opportunity to meet with other people and learn to socialize. Besides, we are social creatures. Events come natural to us. Lastly, data research: I enjoy it immensely, and without data, there is no access to previous or future knowledge for our world.

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