Originally posted by blue-ice
I think people really need to be practical when they try to venture into a non-traditional profession........because life is not all that easy.....otherwise we wouldn't be having any cashiers at walmart....we would all be happily pursuing our passions but let us not forget that for every...JK Rowling there are a million writers who did not succeed...
Not to discourage u or anything but I think one should always have a relaible profession and the passion can be continued on the side...as and when time permits
Best of luck to u in the field of ur choice.....I hope u get enough time to be a writer
what makes you think pursuing one's passion is easy and a cakewalk? it's 10x tougher because now you have to endure the disagreement of the society as well (in general). the point is, everyone has to struggle. if, for every JK rowling there are millions of other writers struggling, then for every ambani there are millions of other MBAians struggling too. I don't see every person with an MBA degree sitting in the CEO cabin of an MNC. I don't see every person with an MD degree sitting comfortably as a well known doctor in a private hospital. I don't see every person with a BTech/MTech degree working as a top class engineer in Tata motors. and I don't see everyone with a LLB degree being touted as the next ram jethmalani.
bottomline is, nothing can guarantee you success. no amount of formal degrees and no amount of 'practical' thinking can give you a comfortable and problem-free life. at the end of the day it all boils down to whether you're hard working and determined enough to be able to walk towards success in spite of all the problems. but if you're working in a field where your heart doesn't lie, then all the struggle doesn't feel worth the effort, does it? if I like to cut grass in my lawn and I feel extremely passionate about it, then I'd be willing to endure whatever it takes to become the best grass-cutter in the world. but if I think 'practically' and decide to do engineering instead, I'll be sniffing around for a job like everyone else out there. I'll be a part of the petty rat race that exists in every system. I don't understand how this scenario is better.
the point is, there is no 'reliable' profession in today's world, unless one opts for a 9-5 government job. no private job guarantees lifetime employment, either you're cutting-edge or you're out. it's as simple as that. then why not pursue something that you're actually cutting-edge in?
Edited by CZ.. - 14 January 2011 at 5:06pm