Originally Posted by 45th Birthday
Do people really take jobs/pursue careers that might provide a decent paycheck but might not be a good fit at all? If so, maybe that explains why so many people want to RE.
There may a be a lot folks who start out in one direction and one promotion leads to another to the point where you end up in an area that pays really well but isn't where you want --or ever wanted to be.
As time goes on you realize that you could do a better job than your idiot boss and when the opportunity comes, along with more money, well.....
The school teacher who ends up being the principal, the cop that ends up being the chief, the sales guy who becomes VP of sales.
OTOH I wonder if a lot of people start out following their passion but then life gets complicated. What you love just won't support a spouse, 3 kids and all that goes along with it. Being a poet/painter/historian are nice professions, but......