Would you give up your career for love?

Philippines
April 1, 2009 8:02pm CST
Why or why not?
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9 responses
@tinam13 (840)
• United States
4 Apr 09
no, because without a career you don't have connections. i you didn't have a job life, your love could become your life and that's not a good thing. i say that because love isn't always forever and you can't put all your eggs in one basket.
• Philippines
4 Apr 09
I like what you just stated: "You can't put all your eggs in one basket". Heard this one before but I never really heard it said connected with love and career. Thanks. You got me thinking.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
2 Apr 09
I would have said 'No' if you asked me 2 months ago. Now, I decided to resign my job in India and moving with my husband to America because he has got a job there. I also love my career and can't think of sitting at home idle. So, I am planning to search for a job in Iowa. It is my great worry now. I am an instructional designer working with an e-learning firm in India. I have 2 years of experience in this. Is here anybody who can help me with finding the same type of job in Iowa? Is there anybody who can give advices about Instructional Designer vacancies and the approach that I follow in Iowa?
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
Sometimes, we realy have to make a choice. Whatever it is, we just make sure that the choice we make is something that we could live up to and have no regrets.
• China
2 Apr 09
I would say no, and I have two reasons. First, Love bases on life, and you have to earn money to make your life better. If he is the only one who earn money, and there must be much stress for him, and there may be some difference on how to use these money, and if you pay a lot on clothes, diamonds, he may get angry, and the emtion between you may break up. Second, love is a kind of feeling between a couple, and no one can promise it can last long or not. But work for you is important, you can earn money and make sure your own life is getting better.It is the material bases for yourself and for your life.
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
You really have to look at the pros and cons of things.
@n30wing (4771)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
Hi bubblyapple, I wont give up my career just for love. Cause I would find that not sensible and pulling me down. She should be accepting me for what I am since the start. I am the man in the house so I should be providing and she knows my career is our bread and butter and she knows my career is my life that important to me. I work hard for my career and I won't stop working! Have a nice day to you!
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
Thanks for your response.
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
No. A career is something hard to achieve. In life, we study hard just to get a career and blow it away just for love. I understand that love is also important, but how can you support someone if you don't have a career or a job? True there are jobs out there like cooking and all which is decent, however, you climbed out till the tallest peak of education and just blew it out. It would be nice if you wouldn't give up both career and love. A career only happens once in our lives, and love it is always visible yet hard to see. Hehehe. Sorry for the explanation though. It is just my side of opinion.
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
I understand your position. Everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion. I agree with some of your points though.
• China
3 Apr 09
I'm sure that i will not give up my career for love.if i'm facing the choice that i have to choose one between career and love,i think matbe i will find something can balances this problem.i'm a female,maybe in china the traditional thought is male work outside while female stay at home.but i don't agree with that,i convinced that female should have theit own career to feed themselves.they must independent in economy that will not be enslaved to the man.
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
I haven't been in love and in a relationship but I will not give up my career for love. Being inlove is a career so both should always been together. I would like to do things that would make me grow as a person. And being inlove with some thing or someone is not enough to grow. Putting some time and effort to fullfill it will count.
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
First ask yourself is it wise to do this and next if the person you are with can support you both financially, and next think why he want too give up your carrer and badly does he mean it is he just testing you, he must give you a good reason why he want you to stop of give up your career. bubblyapple if one loves you so much he wont let you choose between two different things which really matters to you instead he would support you with this if this would make you happy and grow as an individual in love it is not selfish it is seeing that person you love happy on what he do and want to achieve in life. have a good day bubblyapple
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
2 Apr 09
Yes and I have, kind of. My fiance and I, when first dating never got to see each other because I worked non stop. I wasn't in love with my job, so I quit for him. I say kind of because I can't say it was a career, a career is something you plan to do for awhile, atleast in my opinion, and I didn't plan to do it for too long, anyway. Great discussion.