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photo1 (1)I think one of the ongoing conversations for everyone except for maybe young parents (let’s be honest… young parents don’t have time to think), is WHAT DO I DO WITH MY LIFE?… I don’t think my opinion on this stuff as any better than anyone else’s, but I just thought I’d share what I’ve learned as well as some of my own personal experiences. 

Most people like to frame the conversation in terms of 2 camps: practicality vs. passion.
In camp 1,the “practical” camp: you have the folks who give you lots of functional/useful advice. They’ll find out what you’re good at and what you like doing, then connect it with career options that they happen to be aware of. It’s like the world is one big puzzle and everyone just needs to fit into the right place. I’d say that most of the world operates on this idea, because it makes sense. And at the end of the day, don’t we just want a world that makes sense? Do something you do well and make a career out of it. Boom Bang DONE. The formula is pretty simple.

This is the way I made decisions for most of my life too. I realized I was reasonably skilled at computer science, so I studied computer engineering in college. I have always enjoyed helping people…. so I wanted to be a doctor (I still tutor potential medical students in my non-music making time now).

CAMP1 FLAWS:

1. The heart matters. Sure we live in a physical world, but emotional well-being matters to a well-lived life just as much as anything else. Many of the least happy people that I know also happen to be the most visibly successful. That isn’t a coincidence.

2. Staying purely in this camp means you usually avoid risk, and so it’s generally not that exciting. Many of the greatest things in life also are accompanied by the greatest risk.

3. There isn’t usually a lot of room for exploration in this camp….. whereas sometimes being aimless and doing a little wandering is just what we need to both learn about the world we live in as well as learn about ourselves more.

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