Passion or Salary?  

At one of the schools I’m at, a financial advisor is coming in to speak to the kids. Why is it always about money? Those who make a lot of money are always the ones who come in to speak to students. What about that spark or passion? I know you can be happy as a financial advisor or other high-paying jobs, but kids should be exposed to all professions regardless of salary. Maybe some passionate writers, artists, poets, cooks, drivers, janitors, cashiers, dog walkers, etc. And not just best-sellers or top chefs, just genuine passionate humans doing what they love. We should be teaching kids to strive for a career they are confident, passionate, and in love with. Not to strive for something because it pays well. 
My writing career isn’t making me money yet, and becoming a teacher definitely won’t. But I wouldn’t change my career path for the world because it’s two areas I was born to be a part of. 💙
Not one line, I know. It simply could not be said in one line. Haha. What is your experience with your career and your passion? If you have kids, what do they want to be when they grow up? Did you disagree? What else did you think? Comment below and let me know!  

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9 thoughts on “Passion or Salary?  ”

  1. I work in importing and exporting and if someone would have told 18 year old me that I’ll be working as an office zombie I would have laughed in their face. I love writing, scrapbooking, and a bunch of other artsy shit, but I would never want to do that as a career. I don’t think I can adapt to the struggling artist type of life style. I’d rather work in a miserable place and have a roof over my head instead of being a homeless painter.

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    1. Yeah. I completely understand but I think being told even before 18, at 10-12 like these kids that gives you time to really master your craft and passion. And to find ways to survive once you have to dive into adulthood. Thanks for your honest sharing! And that’s another great factor- being able to keep your passion as a hobby once you begin working!


  2. Teachers and parents play a huge role in a kid wanting to master their “craft & passion”. I remember I painted a picture of something for an art class in the 4th grade that I was so proud of it, my teacher wrote “atrocious” on the back of it.

    I was so proud because I thought “atrocious” meant something good, but when I found out what it meant it really made me dislike art. If art is a form of expression then schools shouldn’t grade on it. If my teacher had more positive things to say I probably wouldn’t have given up painting.

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    1. Yes! You’re right! Instead of discouraging, encourage practice and hard work. And simply saying all forms of art are beautiful. Which is true. Art is not something you can rate or put on a scale. Which is why my writing professors get in my nerves. Only one gives us all A’s for doing it. And he simply writes his comments or takes on it.


  3. Wait… blogs are only supposed to be one-line? Oops. I thought that was twitter. lol.

    Anyway… agreed. It’s tough. I remember wanting to be a, wait for it… an… Archaeologist from the time I was 10 until I was in my 20’s. But there were no schools in my area, and every time I told someone what I wanted to be when I grew up, they said, with a sneer on their face, “Can you even get a job doing that?”

    If anyone. Ever. Says that. To my girls. God help them. hehe.

    Even now though, (I ended up getting a BA in History with a minor in English), I couldn’t justify grad school until I found a job that would justify the cost. (You think undergrad is expensive? phew…)

    BUT… the happy ending is that I think I finally have a career in line that fits all my language aptitudes AND interest in health and sciences… and I got to stay home with my kids when they were little.

    All’s well that ends well. Right?

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    1. That’s great! That you found a fit for you. And yeah. Even if we didn’t have those chances and motivators, we have to at least make sure children do.

      I’m an English major so cool!

      And my one-liners is one segment I have on my blog. They’re supposed to be really short thought provoking pieces that I post every other day. Like a station at the metro. But this one was wordy. Haha. But yeah, like a status. Haha.

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  4. Our definition of “success” is subjective; however, a lot of people think it means “to be wealthy and/or famous”. It makes me sad that we don’t recognize that people who do what they love are successful because they’ve found their passion.

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