Here I share some random thoughts on livelihood as an opening to reader comments on the subject.
I wish society was more about teaching people to expand on their gifts and passions, rather than pushing everyone to go for the money.
If we were taught from a young age to pursue our gifts and passions, I believe we would be fulfilled in life.
Because many of us are taught to go for the money, we end up unfulfilled. We may have money, but no time and hating what we do. Or we end up quitting the money thing to land in a simple less paying job just to ease stress. It can seem like we waste a good portion of life doing things we have no interest in just to have things and a lot of money. Is it worth the trade-off?
It’s not anyone’s fault. It’s just the way society has been. But at some point hopefully we ‘get it’ and make our livelihood about our gifts and passions. It can be a struggle due to the way society is set up, but so many options are available to us now to be whatever we want, thanks to the internet and various courses and information. It seems more and more people are creating a fulfilled life doing what they love now so maybe society is slowly changing.
What are your thoughts on this subject? Are you a person that has followed your gifts and passions to a fulfilling life? Or are you a person that has followed society and money? What is your experience with livelihood? The more of us that comment, the greater a resource this will be for people looking for help in this area.
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