Thursday, July 16, 2020

Could I become a mini version of Neil Degrasse Tyson?

There is an interesting tool on the Worksource Washington website that works like an automated career counselor. One fills out questions about interests, likes and dislikes. The system finds occupations that might be a good fit.

Toward the top of the list that I got, based on my aptitudes, was "Astronomer." Yes, I love astronomy. The choices were either research or teaching. I thought, maybe tutoring?

I could be a miniature version of Neil Degrasse Tyson; that famous media personality. I do like to talk about astronomy. I have a sense of humor and I seem to get along well with people. Folks say my science is accurate.

Would our economy support mini Neil Degrasse Tysons? The big one has an audience in the millions. Given people's ability to absorb information, every performer can't have an audience in the millions. Otherwise people would have to listen to thousands of performers per day. Not enough hours in the day; even if Einstein did tell us that time is stretchable.

How about an audience of 1 to maybe 100? I've been doing that all along anyway. Not just discussing astronomy, but other topics that interest me. Maybe Facebook should pay us.

Oh well, I have less to worry about as I'm eligible for retirement. Still, there are always possibilities to explore.