If your 9-to-5 felt a little more like a never-ending episode of “The Office” and you were given the golden ticket to abandon it all and chase your wildest dreams, what would you do?
We asked our followers the question on Twitter, and their responses were as diverse and fun as the markets on a bullish day.
Some would immerse themselves in the world of stock trading, while others dream of crafting media empire.
Among the respondents, outdoor enthusiasts called for a simpler, nature-filled life. Some said they’d enjoy fishing, hiking, and eating a meal under the open sky.
Speed, and thrill was the response from a few readers who envision a life racing cars. Though perhaps the most poignant of responses were those desiring to serve animals in need, seeing a world where no pet is left uncared for.
There were also those with a calling for the high seas. The idea of finding home on a sailboat or a yacht represents desire for freedom and exploration.
One reader said his dream is already a reality after he quit his regular job to join the fire service, describing it as the best decision of his life.
We also heard from aspiring social activists ready to step up for human rights, triathletes in the making, and creative minds hoping to craft unique jewelry. Family folks wished for endless travels with their loved ones.
The vibrant responses from Benzinga’s followers remind us that there’s a wide world of passions outside our everyday jobs. They raise the question: What could you accomplish if you let your passions lead the way?