If Money Were No Object, What Would You Do? (Ikigai Writing Prompt)
Or, more specifically, If you had to work, but money were no object, what would you do?
We live in an era when the vast majority of us need to work for our basic needs. We use our job to "bring home the bacon" and "put bread on the table." It's hard to imagine what it would be like to work for the love of it. For our passion. Or out of interest.
While there is still quite a bit that has to happen before automation and AI offer us the freedom to work purely for purpose and meaning (Basic Income or Basic Assets, anyone?), this kind of personal inquiry is a good jumping off point for someone interested in growing their career in a direction leading to those things. For one that balances passion and interest with practicality.
So as you kick off this workweek, I'd like you to de-couple your work from your pay. (Don't worry, we'll dive back in to pay later.) I'd like you to imagine that you had to have some sort of work, but salary was not a determining factor.
What would you do? And why?