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Your passion vs A lucrative qualification

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The college degree you choose to pursue can greatly affect your future and your lifestyle. There are certain degrees that are in demand and can set you up for financial stability, but would you rather pursue your passion or the most lucrative job? https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/07/which-college-degrees-get-the-highest-salaries
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As we all know, what we major in has consequences that extend far beyond the foundation of knowledge we build in our early years. Any program we choose to enroll in also sets up a track to meet future friends, career opportunities, and connections.

Even further, the college degree you choose will partially dictate your future earning potential – especially in the first decade after school. If jobs in your field are in high demand, it can even set you up for long-term financial success, enabling you to pay off costly student loans and build up savings potential.
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But the question still remains,would you rather study something that you're passionate about or a course that will prove to be the most lucrative?
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Having a genuine interest in something can't be faked and it's the surest way to succeed. As Steve Jobs famously said,"the only way to do great work is to love what you do".
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I am risk averse so I am doing both right now. I am enrolled in an engineering degree and on weekends, I explore my passion of singing. So far, I'm able to manage my time doing both even if it is hard. I hope it pays off.
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Coming from a poor family, I cannot risk pursuing my passion just yet. I took nursing and I'm now able to help my parents send my siblings to school. When they have all finished studying, I plan to pursue my love for fashion.
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Chose to pursue my passion because I know myself that I won't be able to do well with a degree that I am not passionate about. Worked odd jobs for years to support my passion and it is now paying off.
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You have to do what you have to do. If sticking it out in a less-than-desirable job means putting food on the table, you do that. Passion can take a backseat while you find stability for yourself.
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Follow your passion. The only way to enjoy life and find those brief moments of true happiness is to live every moment exactly the way you believe it should be lived. Life is too short to stay at something that makes you miserable.
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If you are lucky enough to have both, go for both but I woud go for lucrative first until you are financially stable enough and you can afford to chase your passion.
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It's hard to follow your passion when you are young and hungry. It's always important to always have a backup and a good education is always a good backup.
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I often see people struggling to accept a job that pays the bills because they want to pursue their passion. Artists go through this. The reality is art doesn’t pay the bills. At least not right away. As a writer, I often encounter people who think our life is like Stephen King or J.K. Rowling. They forget both authors struggled financially before they made it big. J.K. Rowling was poor.
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I'm going to be practical and say a lucrative career on this one. Being financially stable is important to me. I can pursue my passion on the side but having a stable job is what maters most to me.
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It's hard to be an adult and part of being an adult is making the hard choices. While we all like to follow our passion, not everyone can afford that lifestyle.
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It's hard to be an adult and part of being an adult is making the hard choices. While we all like to follow our passion, not everyone can afford that lifestyle.
Yeah that is true. Follow our passion will take time and a lot of effort for it to be worth our time.
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