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‘Find Your Passion’ Is Awful Advice

A major new study questions the common wisdom about how we should choose our careers

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Carol Dweck, a psychology professor at Stanford University, remembers asking an undergraduate seminar recently, “How many of you are waiting to find your passion?”

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