My ideal job is to be an engineer in the alternative energy industry attempting to find a renewable energy source that can be produced cleanly and efficiently for our entire nation. It is becoming increasingly clear that fossil fuels cannot be relied on to fulfill our nation’s energy needs much longer. Eventually fossil fuels will run out and we’ll need a new source of reliable energy. The field that intrigues me is geothermal energy, which is collecting heat from the earth and making it useful.
The stereotypical “American Dream” is to make money in order to raise a family and live comfortably. Being middle class with 2.3 kids and a dog is what many people see as the American Dream. While I certainly would like to accomplish that, and being an engineer will likely do that, there is more to my American Dream than living in the suburbs and raising a family.
My American Dream is to use my skills in order to help as many people as much as I can. I believe that any work that I do in alternative energy would be tremendously beneficial to our nation and also the entire world. I have always liked serving my community and finding a new source of energy would be a great way for me to do that. I could join the military to serve, but I feel like I have the skills to help the nation in a completely different way. If I can help engineer a better way to provide energy, I will have done more good than I ever could’ve done serving in the military.
To me, the American Dream is accomplishing the most good possible with the abilities I have, and prosperity is just icing on the cake.