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Old 12-11-2012, 05:10 AM   #41
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ERD50, thanks for posting the links (I used to be able to do that, but don't know if if is possible via an IPad, or am too lazy to learn).

Mulligan, my father had similar discussions with my sister. She is intelligent, outgoing and multi-talented, and would almost certainly have done well in the business, IT or engineering careers he advocated. Instead, she was determined to follow her bliss as a musician. That ultimately went nowhere, but she enjoyed herself and has always been self-supporting through a variety of contract positions in various industries. While she leads much more of a hand-to-mouth existence than I would be comfortable with, she seems to be happy ... so it can work out. I hope for a similar result with your daughter.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:26 PM   #42
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I'm just reading the book So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love (2012), by Cal Newport. He makes a convincing case that "follow your passion" is very bad career advice.
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