I’m an engineer in the renewable energy field. I got involved with this field of work because I care about the planet and I want to help the energy sector transition from burning fossil fuels to renewable energies. Although I believe what I’m doing is good for the environment I find it to be unsatisfying/unrewarding because i don’t get to see anything tangible resulting from my work (I.e It’s hard to see the positive impact I’m having on the environment) especially when I look around and see all the negative impacts of climate change (although I know it could be worse).
I feel like if my purpose was to do with helping people rather than helping the environment it could be a lot more rewarding because i would be able to see the effect I’m having on people. Does anyone else that has a nature based purpose feel this way? Any advice or guidance would be much appreciated.