I 'll Put My Happiness Ahead of Any Career

Are you sick of cheesy lines designed to incite some kind of loyalty in you? Do you wish you wqere more then the lower rung of a broken ladder? 434 People

    Been There ...

    Have done it many times - quit a good paying job to go and travel Europe for 3 months (backpacking), changed careers and went back to school in my mid 30s, moved to Japan to be with a woman (leaving yet another job) .... seems like I have made a lifetime career of pursuing...
    DeepForest DeepForest
    Jun 17, 2010

    no occupation should replace bliss

    and maintaining it doesn't cost a coin 
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    Sep 6, 2015

    I'm a huge advocate of loving what you do.

    This life is much too short to spend so much of your time doing something you hate. Sure, we all have to pay our dues to get where we want to be, but it's important to stay mentally vigilant and to not get stuck in the monotony of everyday life. One day you'll wake up and...
    AntiveninKiss AntiveninKiss
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2014

    So Very, Very True!

    The best goal of life is, I feel, to bring joy to others.  I cannot do that if I am not joyful myself; in fact, I would be a drag on others around me. Yes, I have bills to pay, and must earn a living, but I owe it to myself and those around me to  find a way to do that...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 30, 2008

    I Am Choosing a Career That Makes Me Happy

    Hi.  I am on disability right now but going to school so I don't have to live off that crap forever.  These last 8 years or so I have had struggles.  I decided that the only way I will be able to hold a job is if it was something I would do for free.  I am...
    JacindaHope JacindaHope
    26-30, F
    Dec 16, 2008

    Pursuit of Happiness

    Okay, part of me wants to grow in my career, and make lots and lots of money, while the other - mild-mannered Clark Kent part of me wants to settle for a calm, relaxed and simple life. I'll have to strike a balance. But if it comes to choosing between happiness and career, it's...
    neo123 neo123
    31-35, M
    Feb 28, 2008

    For 20 years I have worked in the field my

    family thought was appropriate for me. I was trained for it from the time I was old enough to work. Though I am good at what I do, I see no reward And no satisfaction in it. I am working towards finding a way to make a career out of my creative nature. It is the side of my soul...
    WrittenWishes WrittenWishes
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 8, 2014


    What's the point of making a ton of money if you hate your life. No career is worth your unhappiness.
    missadventurer missadventurer
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2008

    I've been thinking about this a lot this weekend

    while celebrating Memorial Day. I rather be happy mentally and emotionally then be at a job I hate and with people who don't share the same views as me. Id like to find a place to work that is somewhat wholesome and where I will be left alone while I'm doing my work. Ugh I...
    deleted deleted
    May 27, 2014

    I'm Not Handing Myself Over to a Life of Willing Slavery That Easily.

      I work for a company that exemplifies career development.  It’s all about working hard at your level so that one day you might make it to another level. We are encouraged to seek opportunities within the company, and to take our commitment very seriously. I...
    smebro smebro
    22-25, M
    7 Responses Nov 7, 2007

    I love my job, I'm good at what I do.

    I work for a very large, very well known international corporation. I was asked if I was interested in pursuing management, and I said no. Not because I don't believe I could succeed in management, but because I know that my time would not be my own. In management I would be...
    LookingForSoMuchMore LookingForSoMuchMore
    51-55, M
    2 Responses May 20, 2014
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