Any Of You Considering Pursuing Less Lucrative But Way More Fulfilling Alternative Paths?

My best friend in high-school got his masters in product design at Northwestern. He loves his job at F500 semiconductor co. Works less than 40 hrs a week, makes $120 at 25. Sees a path where he can make $200+ before 40. 

I get it, money matters, but I can't help but think that when this is all over and we all have arthritis or whatever that we could have lived more fulfilling lives while still making good money in other paths. 

Anybody else feel this way? 

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May 2, 2021 - 12:16am

I am living it.  Every day.  Do something you enjoy and you realize that time and family are much more precious commodities than money.  I get to see my kids grow up.  So I dont make 2 million living in NYC.  I also dont work 90 hour weeks anymore unless its on my terms.

What i am absolutely not saying is be a stimmy snowflake living in your parents basement at 30 playing Fortnite all day.

Work that 40 hour week, but do something else that stimulates you.  Im going to write another book and see my kids play softball tomorrow.

Your life is your own.  Choosing the path is yours alone.



May 2, 2021 - 12:45am

I'm headed back to the entrepreneurial route, which, if history is any lesson, will be less lucrative than my current job. Like your friend's job, mine is well paid with really easy hours. Idle hands are the devil's workshop, so that's the danger of having an easy job--you may end up having just enough time to do dangerous and stupid things, like launch a business.


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