I feel conflicted about this statement on chasing our inclinations.
I mean, I get the need to pursue “our passion” whatever that may mean.
But I also find my practical side leaning toward relying on a backup plan.
Is the answer in finding somewhere they overlap?
Or maybe you can take the practical route and follow your desires as a hobby? An engineer by day, an artist by night?
The older I get the less anything material seems to mean though.
If you want the life of an artist, you would probably be happier being an artist and being poor.
That’s probably better than being an engineer, having a few extra bucks, and being miserable.
“Alienating yourself from your inclinations can only lead to pain and disappointment in the long run, and a sense that you have wasted something unique. This pain will be expressed in bitterness and envy, and you will not recognize the true source of your depression.”
–Robert Greene, Mastery