Diverse callings

Our thoughts bring us to diverse callings, setting people apart:

the carpenter seeks what is broken,

the physician a fracture,

and the Brahmin priest seeks someone who presses soma

I am a poet; my dad’s a physician

and Mom a miller with grinding stones,

With diverse thoughts we all strive for wealth,

going after it like cattle

Rig Veda (9.112) (c. 1500 BCE)

Need I say anything?

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