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Is it better to do what you love, even if it doesnt make you much money?

  1. dagny roth profile image80
    dagny rothposted 5 years ago

    Is it better to do what you love, even if it doesnt make you much money?

  2. moonfairy profile image82
    moonfairyposted 5 years ago

    In this economy that's a tough one...but I truly think that doing what you love is the very best thing in the world. I hate my job, but it makes me money, so my work week is dreary. If only I could win the lottery!!!!!!!!!!! LOL....then I would do what I love, even if it meant making no money at all.

  3. Cre8tor profile image95
    Cre8torposted 5 years ago

    I would rather live a strapped lifestyle than be unhappy on a regular basis. I say this with conviction as I just accepted a job that offers less in pay and benefits than another I was offered. I will be happier on a daily basis and that will surely roll over into my home when I return everyday.

    I was on the other side of the fence in my previous job. I earned a significantly higher income than most but the money didn't outweigh the stress and unhappiness. There is no doubt in my mind that this showed through to my children. No, I didn't abuse them as a result but my demeanor was not becoming or inviting at all. This I am sure of.

  4. Claudia Tello profile image79
    Claudia Telloposted 5 years ago

    That is a tough one, people always say that if you do what you love, chances are you’ll be successful at it, but in my experience it isn’t always like that. The truth is that lack of money can also bring a lot of frustration and unhappiness when you are living a lesser lifestyle than you are used to. I always chose what I like to do and have never gone for the good money option, but sometimes I wonder if it is the best thing to do……

  5. okaygrace profile image60
    okaygraceposted 5 years ago

    I love traveling and being able to do what I want in my free time. If I could find a job that pays as well as the one I have then that would be a plus, but personally I would rather travel and live comfortable at a job I hate then live in poverty in a job I love.

    Depends on your priorities really.

  6. Hardwire profile image59
    Hardwireposted 5 years ago

    This is a good one; I believe it is best to do what you love. I know from experience that it is unhealthy to be miserable in your job, especially when you’re spending 8+ hours there every single day.

    On the other hand the phrase "money cant buy happiness" to me is fake. I don’t believe it for a second. I mean really, if you won the big lottery, wouldn’t you be happy? Especially if you were not that well off to begin with? I know I sure would. big_smile

  7. giocatore profile image86
    giocatoreposted 5 years ago

    It can be difficult, but if you can make ends meet, it's much better than rotting on the vine. You have one life, and it's not good to spend it being bored or stressed.

  8. Ruby211 profile image71
    Ruby211posted 5 years ago

    I come from a family of hard workers. My parents owned a restaurant when I was younger and of course I was there for most of my time. I've never had a problem with putting in alot of work, yet I knew this wasn't what I wanted to be when I got older.... read more

  9. hillymillydee profile image61
    hillymillydeeposted 5 years ago

    It could be yes it could no.

    I will do things that I enjoy if my purpose if for enjoyment. I will do this at the appropriate time I would like to do it. It doesn't matter if I don't make money.

    But usually, we get wiser these days because of economic slow down, time is not gold anymore but time is life, we want to do something we enjoy and at the same time make money. We want to shoot two birds in one arrow that is to be happy and make money.

    One way we can do that is here in Hubpages, we enjoy writing and at the same time we make money.