I was in downtown Brooklyn one afternoon and got into a conversation with a man who stated how long his day was. He was debating on buying a sandwich to go with his coffee. He went on to say that he was recently laid-off from a job he had for several years. He had been on 3 job interviews that day and he had another one at 3:00pm. It being 2:41pm, he said he didn't have enough time to eat. I asked which of the jobs he wanted most? None really, he said. It's just a job. I then showed him my business cards that I just had printed at the Kinko's we were standing in front of. I told him, These are my new photography service business cards. I love photography. If I am going to have to work to make a living, why not do what I love. Why waste your years away doing something you have no interest in or enjoyment other than waiting to get paid. Do you have any other skills and hobbies that can make you income? Yes, but I'm not that good at it, not enough that someone will want to pay me to do it. Then dedicate some time to yourself, and study it and take your knowledge of it to the next level, I replied. The same way you planned your interviews today, you can plan a better opportunity and future for yourself for tomorrow. True... very true, he replied. We both wished each other good luck, then went on our separate ways. I ran a few more errands and begin to make my way back to the subway at Borough Hall. In the distance, I saw the same guy sitting on the steps of the Brooklyn Borough President building, he was drinking a coffee and eating a sandwich. It was 3:15pm.
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