I Want to Be a Good Person

The more and more I think about my life, the more I realize that my central desire is one basic thing:  to be a good person.  I want to be a good person!  That’s it.  I want to be a good husband to my wife, be a good father to my children, and be a good member of the community and world.  Because of this, I want to have a career that provides fulfillment, but allows me to eat dinner with my family and play with my kids each night (this coming from someone who has his sights set on consulting… what sick irony).

When I think about being good as my overwhelming desire, the career path that I choose seems to become less important.  But here’s a shot:

-I will graduate in April 2015 with a B.S. in Economics, a minor in Strategy and a minor in International Development.

–I will work for 3-5 years in management consulting (for this pathway I’ll say Innosight) or other innovative corporation.

—Following that, I’ll pursue an MBA degree at Stanford, emphasizing in Social Innovation.

—-Upon graduating with my MBA, I’ll work for an innovative company, perhaps in the energy or recycling industries, for 5 years or so.

—–At that time, I’ll start my own company, once again in the energy or recycling industries.

——Then I’ll write a book in my spare time.

How does social innovation fit into all of this?  Given this pathway, I can see myself being involved on the side in impact investing, in some type of freelance social consulting, or an advisor to a small social venture.  Since I’ll be involved in energy or recycling, I will also work with existing organizations to incorporate socially responsible practices.

To top it all off, I hope to be a good person.

If anyone has advice for me regarding this pathway, please share!