Is it better to do what you love or make money

If it were affordable I would want to be a teacher and travel all over the world to developing nations and teach children who don’t have the access to education that we have in this country. I think it is better to study for a job you know you’re going to love rather than study for a career only because of the money you will earn. Your career is what you do for a majority of your life and by doing something you hate or aren’t interested will eventually start effecting you and the people you work with/for. For example, if someone became a doctor just because they wanted to make a doctor’s salary but didn’t have a passion for helping people, both would suffer. The patient wouldn’t get the best care possible. Or if someone became an accountant just for the salary but wasn’t really interested in it, would have one long and boring life. If you do something you love and are good at you will be rewarded and so will the people who interact with you on a professional level. People will trust you when they can tell you know what you’re talking about and have a true passion for it. Also if your dream job doesn’t include your dream paycheck, experience and working hard could help you move up the latter. With all that being said, I do think you have to be smart about choosing what you want to do. For example it may hard to  find steady jobs if you want to be a painter or study literature. Because of this it would be smart to have a degree in art and marketing or literature and education. Unfortunately most people don’t have the option of choosing money or what they love. If money wasn’t a factor I think more people would be happy because they would be doing job they really love not a job that pays their bills.

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