February 10, 2013 in Advice
College is a great opportunity to follow your passions a really focused, and dedicated way. Unfortunately, the idea that working in field with greater monetary gain takes over following a career in something that you truly enjoy.
Alan Watts, an English philosopher and writer once stated:
Because if you say that getting the money is the most important thing you will spend your life completely wasting your time! You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living – that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing! Which is stupid! Better to have a short life that is full of which you like doing then a long life spent in a miserable way.
Alan Watts (1915-1973)
Just as Alan Watts said, if money is the sole reason you decide you do what you do, then you eventually will be miserable doing it. It’s better to do what you love and not prioritize on the money, but rather enjoy the experience as it happens.
I know that my current field of study will probably not yield an amazingly large amount of income, and I fully accept that. I have been told numerous times that I ought to consider thinking about following a real career. To that, I always politely respond that I am following a real career and I will enjoy every minute of it.
Below is a video of Alan Watt’s full quote and I highly recommend looking into some of his other works: