April 2012

“Do What you Love” - Bad Career Advice

I don’t think doing what you love always gives you the most optimal outcome. Feel free to disagree.

The real situation is that nobody can only be so one-dimensional as to love only one thing. I mean I was crazy about basketball and track in high school and spent a ton of time doing both those sports and reading up online how to get fitter and also watching the athletic events on TV. But at the same time, I did have a lot of curiosity about the world around on me and loved to read up on science, culture, politics and business among other things.

The point is this a lot of times we don’t realize we are good at something until it might be too late. I met a really good friend in my senior year of college who was a chemical engineering major and he made me start to wonder how it would have been if I had majored in something like that.