I was in a career that I went after and got, because it was my dream. Then I became disillusioned, and since then, have not gone after any career, remaining unemployed, because I'd rather be poor than work in a job I don't believe in.
I'm male and over 30, FYI.
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Not a lifelong dream, but ever since the age of 18, I've been sure of what I want to do and have been striving towards it ever since. Hoping it works out. As I type this, I'm working on my first application in my desired profession.
Just curious to know how many people are even happy about what theyll do for a living for the rest of their lives.
I haven't read the thread yet so I apologize if I'm repeating something that has already been said.
This question seems like a different question from the one in the thread title. It is possible to be happy about pursuing a career that isn't your "dream," but is something that will be satisfying enough.
Career has never been my top priority. My dreams have never been career-oriented. I dreamt of finding a life partner that I can love and be loved by, having a fun and loving family experience, sharing my worldview with my children, and traveling to interesting places with (and without) them. Work has to happen to finance those things but I've figured out that I don't need to be married to my career to enjoy life.
The one who buggers a fire burns his penis
-anonymous graffiti in the basilica at Pompeii
Yep. I have an end goal in mind, I'm working towards it. My current job isn't it, but it's given me the connections I need to get into the position I want by next year. After that, my dream is to combine that position, with the place I'd like to live/work. In order to do that, I need more experience, so I'm thinking it should be about 5 years and I'll make it to where I want.