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Do What You Love

You may have heard of this famous saying:

"Do what you love, and the money will follow."

Or maybe who’ve heard of this more popular but similar saying:

"If you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work."

While both of these sayings are basically fundamentally true, I believe they are not practical advices for these several reasons.

First, not everyone knows what they love doing.

Second, an initial interest in a topic or hobby can quickly fade once learning and/or doing it becomes tedious or difficult.

Third, interest in almost everything can and will eventually fade though time and though over exposure.

Finally, earning a lot of income or at least sufficient income is a major incentive for most people. If someone’s job or love does not pay anything or well enough, then most people will eventually lose interest if they do not have the means to financially support themselves.

As a result, while it is important to do what you love, it is more important to be financially stable. This is especially true when thinking about your future college major and career aspirations.

by Phil for Humanity
on 05/24/2012

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