Passion Vs Profession

August 22, 2011 9:00am CST
How many of us have opted for a degree that we never wanted to do ? How many of us have left our passion in the middle due to want of a better career ? How many of us have shown more interest to the passion while in profession and vice versa ? The real problem as I see today is a better balance between the passion and profession one needs to have. Everyone will have a passion let it be sports, music, arts, education, politics, etc... but the problem is when you end up choosing a career as your profession, which might not be in line with your passion...we tend to divert from your lines of passion because of our professional commitments. How many of you have managed your passion and profession well ? Would like to know more on how you balance your professiona along with passion. Also if you have failed balancing on the same, what has made you to fail in thi ?
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@thanks1961 (7046)
• India
23 Aug 11
All my education progress was depend on the total marks that I obtained in the earlier final years courses. If come out with good marks, people would select a combination of science and maths, and as the ratio of marks goes down, the choice will move to commerce, economics etc. So, as I was in the last level, I had to go for economics studies and however, I liked also because the maths papers are comparatively less in it. However, this is the history of 20-25 years ahead and now we have a lots of choices and disciplines in the education system to move on. We can opt the topics as per our own interest and taste. However, we, the parents/students are still not clear in which way we have to move on as the market trends are moves differently. There was a great demand of IT earlier, and science and commerce also have the same look. Still, it is better to move upon the taste, income earning potential and market positions. Above all, the overall valuation is a must to go ahead with the studies. Because our taste and interest also can change in the long run and the repeated working nature also may cause fed up in the long run. So, a life balance with the ratio to 50:50 is the preferred one in the modern times. Thank-s
@GemmaR (8526)
22 Aug 11
I think that whenever you make any big decision in your life, you need to think about the things that will happen if you choose to make that choice, and weigh up the positives and negatives of each of the options that you could choose. You should do what you think will be of most benefit to you in the future when deciding which degree you want to do. Ideally, you should pick something that you both enjoy and that has good job prospects for your future. If you only have one of these then you won't feel as though you can work hard enough, and therefore won't be able to do as well as you might have expected to.
• United States
22 Aug 11
im failing terribly at the momment being stressed about school
• Philippines
22 Aug 11
i'd take passion over profession any day. that's why i've started seriously blogging. so that by next year my passion will be a legitimate profession :-)