The Shortform
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The Shortform

Pursuing Your Passion Is Overrated

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I wanted to be a college professor.

My professors told me I should be a professor.

My student colleagues said they could see me as a professor.

I earned two master’s degrees and was working on a third, with plans to complete a PhD, when I realized that I was probably never going to be a professor.

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