Hey pandas, I read your comments every day, but I barely know you. Amanda Panda leaves the funniest comments, Yvonne Bernal adds brilliant insights and additional info, and Hans never misses an opportunity to tell us what is wrong with each post. So let's break the ice by answering this simple question. What do you do for a living vs what would you do if money was no object?

#1

I'm the founder of Bored Panda, and I work as a chief editor. If money was no object, or I had lots of spare time I would create music. I've already been experimenting with FL Studio, and even bought a piano. I've created a couple of pieces on both, but I'd probably need a tutor to make something more advanced.

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Yvonne Bernal 4 months ago

I'm glad you founded Bored Panda. EVERY morning without fail, I have my morning coffee and come here to read (and comment). Mornings without BP are like no morning at all <3

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#2

I'd find that little rascal Waldo. Then I'd donate all my time to travel and help others. You truly learn most about yourself when you meet other people. Assisting animals would also be a high priority. I'm a big advocate for treating animals properly.

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Cassie 4 months ago

That poor Waldo, always getting lost in the crowd.

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#3

My husband and I have long had a dream of building a sort of halfway house with a farm for the poor and homeless. The farm would provide some of the food needed to run the facility. Homeless residents could work the farm while receiving career training and assistance. We had ideas such as homework assistance for resident children and an after-school program for local children who weren't homeless.

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Anna Brown 4 months ago

Wow 😲 you're amazing

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#4

I would start up a foundation helping children in foster care get the help they need, especially neglected children suffering with severe attachment disorders as these are often overlooked. I would also adopt many many many dogs who needed homes.

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Amanda Panda 4 months ago

I wish there were more people like you. It amazes me how easy it is to have a child and give a child away, and how hard it is to adopt one. There are so many good parents out there, who sadly cannot adopt for prejudices in society (same sex couples, single parents, etc). One parent's love is better than nothing but the system.

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#5

I would become a carpenter, open my woodworking shop and make incredibly symmetric furniture for OCD people.

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Roya Pearl 4 months ago

Yes! Symmetrical!

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#6

I'm working in the translation and localisation department for a video game company. Which kinda makes me proud because I love video games, and because when I look back at the times I was in mid. school some people telling me "games will give you no bread"... Bwahahahahha. Anyway, if I could, I'd devote my life to creating comic series, like, you know, the Japanese "mangaka" do. And I'd love to try some animation film directing as well. And voice acting too.

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Marina Burolo 4 months ago

You can do it and you will. I know it because you're so far achieved a lot. Big kiss from your big sister.

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#7

As corny as this is going to sound, if money were no object, I would travel the world, not only to see gorgeous sites, but I've always wanted to visit children's hospitals, and make terminally ill kids laugh. Kind of a female version of Patch Adams if you will. Laughter is a Universal Language, and with all the pain in life and in the news these days, kids (and people) need to see the good, the fun, the humor, too.

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Hannah Hollowell 4 months ago

It didn't sound corny to me!

#8

I would work on discovering time travel. Or inter-dimensional travel. (because i'm only 13) Or also i would go to college to be an Oncologist.

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Kipper Mcgee 4 months ago

Big dreams. Awesome.

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#9

I'm an elementary school teacher and if money was no object I would found a non-profit animal rescue such as Happy Animals Club, Animal Aid Unlimited or Hope for Paws. Ideally in every country of the world.
When I see an animal suffer, it breaks my heart.

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Amanda Panda 4 months ago

I would donate!

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#10

I would work for Nasa, because that's always been my dream, regardless of money or not.

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Laily F. Noor 4 months ago

Go get it, buddy! because you're amazing

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#11

The same thing that I'm desperately trying to do when money is an object: be a landlord. I know that doesn't sound like something earth-shattering. Rent people places to live, not that hard. But I want to create community. In the States, rental prices are extremely high (averaging a little more than half of people's incomes) and the quality of the homes renters get in exchange for that cost is... not always the best. I want to create spaces that support and connect people, that help them grow.

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Melody Lanzatella 4 months ago

That is AMAZING and DO-ABLE!!!

#12

I would be an ornithologist. I love watching birds more than anything. I've already saved an injured baby sparrow once. I'd also help homeless animals, children and elderly people.

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#13

I would travel the world, immerse myself in the diverse cultures across the globe learn new languages and fall in love time after time.

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Amanda Panda 4 months ago

That sounds fantastic!

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#14

I`m 14 and I would work as a conservationist and a field zoologist even if money was no object. If I could I would also have a small reserve and zoo for endangered species. But first I would travel around the world with my pets (degus and in a few months a corgi) in order to educate people on the importance of saving endangered species and their habitats. Then I would return to manage the organisation I had created and develop the protection of endangered species in Bulgaria to a higher level.

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Arty 4 months ago

and you still can do all of this ;) (ps: reserve is way better than zoo, and if I may try to concentrate your work on local fauna ;))

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#15

Right now, I'm a freshman in high school. If I can, I want to get a degree in Psychology and use that to help reform and improve institutions like schools, businesses, foster care systems, etc.

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Amanda Panda 4 months ago

That would be amazing if psychology merged with educational/business institutions. I was diagnosed with Bipolar and ADD at 17, and unfortunately schools aren't educated on how to deal with mentally ill children. In fact we get punished, sent out in the hall, detention, yelled at in front of the class. This translates into adult hood when one minute you are crushing projects and deadlines, and the next you struggle to even get out of bed. I wish there were more people like you!

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#16

I'm currently an engineering student. After graduating, I would go work and gain experience for a decade or so, and then quit to do several things.

1) Mentor high school students who are interested in STEM. I would want to sponsor projects, tutor, and teach some engineering skills.
2) Learn to machine, weld, woodwork, and some other skills. I'd have a variety of projects to work on. Some personal, some for my family, and some to benefit those in need.

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Silver 4 months ago

Hope you're a better STEM teacher than most of the ones I've had. It could be a great program, if only it was taught better.

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#17

I'm only 13 but my dream is to graduate college and my major would be theatre and become an actress on broadway OR become a CEO of an event planning company

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i_know_im_amazing 4 months ago

Wow, you sound like such an incredible, and creative person! Keep working at it, and someday I'm sure you'll get there

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#18

With money in mind, I'd like to be a vet surgeon.

If money was no object, I'd still want to be a vet surgeon. I'd also spend a good portion both travelling the world to improve the lives of animals everywhere and volunteering my time at the hardworking animal shelters around my own country.

Either way, the well-being of animals is - and will always be - my main focus.

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Anna Brown 4 months ago

You sound like my daughter

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#19

Well, I don't know if such a thing exists, but I know a "Doctor's Without Borders" certainly does, but I would love to institute something like "Vets without borders" to advocate for those who cannot speak - the animals. Some of the posts I see on this site in places like Venezuela, and third world countries are absolutely heartbreaking. I'd also like to set up safe havens for LBTQ people in countries where being different is "criminal".

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Amanda Panda 4 months ago

Yes! I would totally donate to both causes!

#20

I would go to my school of choice, and then art university, I want to learn how to inspire people to make a change through art

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Amanda Panda 4 months ago

I wish more people used paintbrushes in lieu of weapons!

#21

I would go tarveling and teaching in less fortunate countries

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Tiny Dynamine 4 months ago

I used to tarvel a lot but fortunately it stopped when I had my kindeys taken out. :D

#22

I'm a married mother of two, an interpreter, college student after work... If money would be no object, I would buy time. More time to spend it with my kids, my husband, my familiy, and surely there will be some time to spend on more altruistic goals, like you guys have...

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Melody Lanzatella 4 months ago

Hi, I would like to purchase some time please?

#23

I would learn at least 3 languages and live in the countries that speak them for at least a year while volunteering. I'd also love to go back to university to get an interior design degree and then live by remaking people's homes.

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#24

If money was no object... I would devote my life to helping animals. From big to small... neglected to health... young and old XD

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#25

I'm a business analyst of sort. I love my job. But if money was no object, I would write a book. Short stories first, then maybe a novel. There is nothing more powerful than a book. A little bit of ink on some paper (or a few pixels) can capture the human mind through our imagination. Making people laugh or cry in a world build from scratch, I imagine it is the best thing in the world.

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Laura DundulytÄ— 4 months ago

Who's stopping you? If I was you, on my free time I'd just take and write whatever is on my mind. There is no need preparation for writing, you just need to sit and write. :) Good luck and make your wish come true!