"A friend of mine who is a quite successful doctor complains constantly about her job. When people applying to medical school ask her for advice, she wants to shake them and yell "Don't do it!" (But she never does.) How did she get into this fix? In high school she already wanted to be a doctor. And she is so ambitious and determined that she overcame every obstacle along the way - including, unfortunately,
not liking it.
Now she has a life chosen for her
by a high-school kid."
- Paul Graham, Y-Combinator
Definitely worth a read – I don’t necessarily agree with all he says when he implies that most people are kidding themselves when they say they love their work, but otherwise there are some brilliant insights, especially about the siren lure of prestige.
So how mature and aligned with the current you is the person who picked what you do for a living?
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