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Welcome to my blog. Here I share my successes and failures along my journey to becoming an anthropologist. My most prominent interest anthropologically are the new approaches to handing food security/healthy eating in the US, particularly in urban "food deserts". I enjoy the Anthropology of Tourism as well; combining food and tourism has scholarly promise. My other interests which have converted into anthropological hobbies of sorts include converts to Islam, diaspora of Muslims, and MENA in general. I also have some interest in historical archaeology.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

More musings on 'What Color is your Parachute?'

Thsi is a great book and in the few exercises I have done I have come up with some interesting findings about myself. The author has a grid system and once it is filled out, it ideally (if you are honest) shows what values you want your life to serve and out of 9, the first three should figure promiently in your career. Here are mine:

1). Will, conscience-Is the human will or conscience your major concern? When your gone, do you want there to be more morality, justice, righteousness and honesty in the world because your here? If so, in what areas of human life or history in particular? And in what geographical area?

2). Heart-Is the human heart your major concern? When you are gone, do you want there to be more love and compassion in the world because you were here? If so, love or compassion for whom? Or for what?

Finally, my third choice (3). Mind-is the human mind your major concern? When you are gone do you want there to be more knowledge, truth or clarity in the world because you were here? If so, knowledge, truth , or clarity concerning what in particular?

So, of course, this is just a start and the other items down the line are less significant regarding the career I choose.



Chiara said...

You are like soooo destined for a career in public service then academia or in the teaching side of public service, eg training others! LOL :)

Think Obama's mother, working and travelling while she completed her PhD in anthropology--just minus the kiddos, and the early death. She had some interesting US government contracts in a variety of countries, and was considered a local expert, while still studying.

Anthrogeek10 said...

Really? She worked for the government?

Chiara said...

Yes, and for NGOs and Foundations:
nb p.3 consultant for United States International Development Agency

And again:

She also had government contracts to do work in Pakistan

A collector too:

Anthrogeek10 said...

Neat! Thanks. :)