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post #16 of 71
gtfo OP. my passion is $$$$$$
post #17 of 71
I think it would depend on where I am in life. I am pursuing my passion now, and it will have taken ~15 years of education to attain. At some point I need to get out and make some decent money, though down the road I could certainly see taking a significant pay cut to pursue other interests (related interests, but in a different setting).
post #18 of 71
Not a chance. I work in this profession so that I can pursue my passions. (in the very limited amount of time I have outside of the office).

Besides, spend enough time working at something and you'll eventually hate it.
post #19 of 71
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Nope. None of my passions make 50% of what I make. More like 12%.
post #20 of 71
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Goddamn I am jealous. Not only do you love your job, but you also have the best avatar on SF.

I think about changing the avatar now and then, but i suspect the protests would be vehement
post #21 of 71
Nah, I had a chance to get (very well-)paid for pursuing one of my passions as a job a few years back. After a year, it felt like a job, and my enthusiasm was waning. I went back to my old job. I guess the lesson is, "Go, pursue, but leave on good terms.".
post #22 of 71
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gtfo OP. my passion is $$$$$$

Whose isn't?!
post #23 of 71
Every single one of my passions would take $$ away instead of making any,,,
post #24 of 71
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Not yet. Dream house paid off and I would.

I'm pleasantly surprised by this response.

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Nope.

I'm not at all surprised by this response.
post #25 of 71
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Definitely. Money is meaningless to me as long as it is over a certain bar. Luckily, 50% of my current income is > than the bar.

nice! half of my income cant even buy you a 10 year old shitty car.
post #26 of 71
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No, buying stuff is my passion.

Become a buyer!
post #27 of 71
no. i've had progressive increases in pay/standard of living, and i get addicted/used to the next level pretty soon after i attain it
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Actually that is my plan in the next few years. I pretty much hate my life right now. My 16 year old son is battling Cancer (doing pretty well at the moment), I don't like my job, don't see any value in my marriage any more... I am trying to figure out what I can live without and whether I can find happiness doing something I enjoy. My fear is that I won't be happier and I'll be poor.
all the best to your son
post #28 of 71
In the future I might take a 50% paycut to work LESS so I could pursue my passion. Making your passion your job has always struck me as a bad idea.
post #29 of 71
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In the future I might take a 50% paycut to work LESS so I could pursue my passion. Making your passion your job has always struck me as a bad idea.
I'm passionate about creating businesses. That has proven to be a great idea
post #30 of 71
In a heartbeat.
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