I am staggeringly intelligent and I have a passion for thinking of new things, making new connections, pushing thought ahead. Ironically, I have no idea how to apply this to my career/education situation. I am pretty much set against design since designers wield very little power or influence. I can't stand the thought of designing expensive, pretty home furnishings, or cheap ones, since all products are ultimately designed to appeal to people's worst, most basic instincts. A lifetime of neuro-linguistic programming tells consumers that things matter - but my heart and theirs knows that they do not. This is a generalization, of course, but it is true in practical terms. (If I could design a coat-hanger than caused enlightenment I would). Most lacking in my knowledge is business. I'm learning more about economics but applying it to what I know is a different matter. The closest thing to my dream job I've ever heard about is folks who are imagine for a living. They are employed by advertising consultancies and design places too. I'm not sure how I can demonstrate or develop my qualifications however. So what now? Science? Finance? Marketing? Scamming? (I could do what El Ron did and probably actually help people) Entrepreneurship? I have tremendous faith in my curious stupidity, obstinacy and vision, but right now my head is swimming. I have a jekyl/hyde complex as well, so doing really horrible things to people is easily justified under the right circumstances (sometimes I think mankind is full of purpose and promise, sometimes I think they are a meaningless disease). Is this to your mind a practical problem solved by career choices or counseling or a more profound problem requiring some serious vipassana/spirit animal calling/locking myself into the garage at night and talking to the empty void? Do I come off as being incredibly juvenile and self-centered? I want your responses.
Curious George: What should I do in life? I have a bachelor's in industrial design, which seemed like a good choice since I love creative thinking. Surprise! Design involves very little creative thinking in practice (or in theory). I have no idea what I should pursue in terms of self-education or graduate programs or work.