Happiness doing what you love or happiness in financial security?
Topic: Business plan financial times
June 25, 2019 / By Ashlie Question:
I was born into a low income background and through the years my parents built up our family's financial security. I know what it's like being poor and I never want to experience it ever again. I am attending university and have a passion for history, but I know that I need to take care of myself and my family and I am almost finished with a degree in business. Most of my friends are liberal arts majors and they always chide me for my choice in my major. The things is, they come from upper middle class backgrounds and their parents can afford to let them do what they want. So, this is a question to business majors and to anyone who can offer sound advice, should I stick with the business degree? I don't hate business, but it is not something I am passionate about. I would especially love to hear of the experiences of people who have/had found themselves in my situation. Thanks!
Best Answers: Happiness doing what you love or happiness in financial security?
Zia | 3 days ago
There's plenty of time for passion. Stick with your plan to get a solid financial foundation under your feet. Launch into passionate pursuits later from that foundation. Economic times are about to get tougher. Be very conservative.
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Originally Answered: What is happiness, where does it come from and how do we achieve happiness?
1. What happiness is?
Accepting everything as it is.
2. Where does happiness come from?
It comes from seeing things clearly without judgment.
3. Is happiness always with you or does it come and go?
The potential for happiness is always there, but sometimes I get caught up in my fears.
4. How do you obtain happiness?
I like to exercise and listen to music and look at art.
I like to be around good people.
I try to recognize my thoughts and feelings and be aware of them and my judgments. I try to see things clearly and take action on the things I can change, but try to accept the things I cannot change.
For example: Sometimes when I'm walking I am aware that I feel disturbed. I will say to myself, "I'm aware that I feel disturbed" and this allows me to see my disturbance and yet I'm also, at the same time, aware that I am grateful for many things in my life and not just wrapped up in my feeling of disturbance. The problem happens when I say to myself, "I SHOULDN'T FEEL disturbed". If I feel disturbed AND I feel I should feel great, now I have TWO problems.
I majored in business because it was the practical thing to do. I never even thought about whether there was another subject that might interest me more. I had taken bookkeeping and business law in high school and liked both courses, and my father was a business executive; so I business seemed like the logical choice.
I graduated 20 years ago and have spent my career in finance and accounting. For the most part, I've enjoyed my work, and it (plus a lot of saving and investing) has given me great financial security (which is very important to me).
I'm going to take early retirement in a little over 10 years, and at that time I will probably pursue other avenues that I may find more rewarding than accounting (tutoring kids or teaching adults to read perhaps), but I know I made the right choice in college.
I think since you're close to your degree, you should certainly complete it. Once you are established in your career, you can always go back to school at night. You could get a second Bachelor's degree in history if you wanted. But with a business degree you will have the financial security that you want, and once you have that, the world is yours.
I wish you the best of luck.
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I believe it's impossible to be truly happy without financial security. Most relationship problems and divorces are caused from lack of finances. But I also believe you can be happy without much money. Anytime you take a stand for yourself and make a bold move to change your life, it's empowering and you'll find you can do more than you ever dreamed you could. And if you are ever going to start over, now is the time, you're not getting any younger and time is of the essence. But... before you go off half ******, try talking to him using I feel this, I feel that. Not you make me feel this and you make me feel that, he'll immedialtely become defensive. Make sure you let him know how you really feel and what you need, if he tries to appease you then it's worth working on and staying, if he ignores your requests and still leaves you alone, then it's time to move on. I hope this helps some.
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Rich or poor you live with yourself. You can't buy love or happiness. Money isn't real, it a tool you use for what needs to be done. I'm a musician and poor but happy and getting by and for me I don't want to do anything else. I accept what I do and live as I can.
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You can do essentially two things in life,
a. do the things you love to do
b. love the things that you have to do.
When you are young, you will always have the desire to do the things that you love to do.
Later in life, when you have to put food on the table for your family, take care of mortgage, save enough fro your retirement, will will feel the need to have financial security.
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