Good morning! Here's something different for today: the intricate lines of Westmorland bridge with the pedestrian underpass.
Speaking of different (I've got my ways of bringing subjects!), when it comes to find your passion, there are two schools of thoughts: people who think you should chase your dreams and people who think you should chase opportunities. I want to focus on the latter today because it's often overlooked.
There is an article I read on Curiosity (check it out, I love that website!), called "Stop trying to find your passion, say Stanford researchers - Do this instead". "[...]Stanford researchers [...] released a new study showing that finding your passion is harmful. Instead, it's all about developing your interests.[...]". .
To sum it up, what if you spend years tying to achieve your dream only to realize that it's not what you expected? That's severe disappointment right there!
This research is about having a "growth mindset" and finding opportunities by trying new things.
The reason I bring this topic today is because writing my post yesterday made me think about how I used to think that I was into science and technology big time, but as I read more books and watch more videos online, I realize I'm more into philosophy, ethics and psychology and the only science I truly like is mathematics. Economics is at rock bottom, but now I know. Reading about everything helped me discover new interests.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't have dreams. I'm all for balance. However, if someone has a dream, I think they should remain open to opportunities as well.
What do you think?
November 09 2018
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