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    Default What do you think of the advice, follow your passion?

    Hi, thanks to anyone who responds. So what do you think? Good advice? Cliche? Bad advice? Personally, I don't like it, but has it worn out its welcome? Thanks again to anyone who responds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Generalist View Post
    Hi, thanks to anyone who responds. So what do you think? Good advice? Cliche? Bad advice? Personally, I don't like it, but has it worn out its welcome? Thanks again to anyone who responds.
    It appears to work for some people, but I don't recall any time that it has ever worked for me. It's the same as following a whim. A specific passion is just a long-term whim to me. In fact, my best career decisions have come from spur-of-the-moment ideas. Long-term dreams or passions have resulted in disillusionment. So it's worse than following a whim.

    You can be surprised by what comes out of a route that you follow. What seemed meaningful can turn out to be hollow, and what seemed like a down-to-earth, practical compromise can prove more fulfilling.
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    I think the Sunscreen song has good things to say about advice. Have you heard it?
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    Its good advice, but if you don't have any then you're screwed over, lmao. Passions, I hope they're something you wanna do with all your might and in a timely manner, business don't want you to take forever doing your hobbies. : /
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    I dont jnow tbh. I think if you can find something you both enjoy and that can support you... wonderful.

    But I havent been alive long enough to tell whether your passion or money is more important.

    Ill learn it when its too late, the answer, like everyone else. When Im 80 and left to look back on what my life was like- and what I feel I missed out on
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    It's another case of oversimplification.

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    I don't have a passion, so its bad. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metis View Post
    It appears to work for some people, but I don't recall any time that it has ever worked for me. It's the same as following a whim. A specific passion is just a long-term whim to me. In fact, my best career decisions have come from spur-of-the-moment ideas. Long-term dreams or passions have resulted in disillusionment. So it's worse than following a whim.

    You can be surprised by what comes out of a route that you follow. What seemed meaningful can turn out to be hollow, and what seemed like a down-to-earth, practical compromise can prove more fulfilling.
    Great response, I have had similar experiences. So what experience in your life that started out as a practical compromise, but turned out to be very fulfilling? Thank you again for the reply.

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    Following your passion is the only way to learn the things you need to learn. What else to live for?
    Thank you for the reply. What is your passion?
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