I had this HUGE IDEA (I thought)- about creating a Think Tank composed of interested people who felt they were underemployed doing what they do now. As an Aquarian, my ambition was to come up with some ideas about possible solutions to current local and world problems, new inventions, new slants on old stuff..by “think-tanking” I thought there was a chance we might happen upon some projects for people to attack which might link up with real-life work. Maybe we might even have discovered some real jobs for some of us to do who feel rather wasted being unemployed… However, almost everyone I’ve spoken to about the idea has been very discouraging and has seemed to miss the point entirely. My best friend thought I wanted to start a Think Tank to help friends and others make better job applications, to write better resumes and polish up on skills we didn’t have- she couldn’t comprehend that we might like to discuss new things where there might be no pay; another friend thought this was totally mad and that I should take ONE of my own ideas and immediately seek funding for it and keep trying until it was running, then sell the whole shebang and move onto another idea…; another thought I would have to get a lot of funding from somewhere before anyone would consider joining anything like a Think Tank. It’s all been very discouraging for me, since I’m depressed in the first place. Is it just a dumb dream, or could something like this take off? Tell me dear blog readers- what do you reckon?