Arts, Fashion & Lifestyle

Your passion vs A lucrative qualification

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Chose to pursue my passion because I know myself that I won't be able to do well with a degree that I am not passionate about. Worked odd jobs for years to support my passion and it is now paying off.
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You have to do what you have to do. If sticking it out in a less-than-desirable job means putting food on the table, you do that. Passion can take a backseat while you find stability for yourself.
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Follow your passion. The only way to enjoy life and find those brief moments of true happiness is to live every moment exactly the way you believe it should be lived. Life is too short to stay at something that makes you miserable.
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If you are lucky enough to have both, go for both but I woud go for lucrative first until you are financially stable enough and you can afford to chase your passion.
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It's hard to follow your passion when you are young and hungry. It's always important to always have a backup and a good education is always a good backup.
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I often see people struggling to accept a job that pays the bills because they want to pursue their passion. Artists go through this. The reality is art doesn’t pay the bills. At least not right away. As a writer, I often encounter people who think our life is like Stephen King or J.K. Rowling. They forget both authors struggled financially before they made it big. J.K. Rowling was poor.
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I'm going to be practical and say a lucrative career on this one. Being financially stable is important to me. I can pursue my passion on the side but having a stable job is what maters most to me.
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basira-poya, lance.basket, jun and 7 other people started following this discussion
It's hard to be an adult and part of being an adult is making the hard choices. While we all like to follow our passion, not everyone can afford that lifestyle.
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It's hard to be an adult and part of being an adult is making the hard choices. While we all like to follow our passion, not everyone can afford that lifestyle.
Yeah that is true. Follow our passion will take time and a lot of effort for it to be worth our time.
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I suppose it would depend on my circumstances. If I was single, I would follow my passion but if I have a family to support then I would need to prioritize money.
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I suppose it would depend on my circumstances. If I was single, I would follow my passion but if I have a family to support then I would need to prioritize money.
I would be the same but if I was young, I would prioritize money first so I can be financially stable to chase my passion, which is cooking.
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I think it's a matter of priority and preference.
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It's always money for me.
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Choosing the right degree is important because it sets the tone for your future. You could have a good career or a dead end one. You need to pick a good degree so you'll have better job options.
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I think we should all have the chance to do both. Money shouldn't be everything. We also need to do the thing we love most.
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Working for your passion is for idealistic people. You need to go for the degree that pays you the most.
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If only I was rich enough to chase my dreams.
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