Can we learn to love a job we arent initially passionate about? If not, should we change our perspcetives?

I'm a college student not sure of my major patrly because I'm not sure its the right one for me. I am a type who is multifaceted. i planned to be a College Prof. and when I talked to my current professors, they told me although the job is great, it's a hard road on the way to getting a Master's or a Doc. degree. I feel passionate about the conection I feel when i interact with people on an intellectual level, whether I am listening or talking. Now, on the other hand, my mother wants me to bea doctor. She says I'll always have a job, and I wil be independent. The surplusses ofbeing a doctor is 1)the money 2)job security 3)helping ppl. I can do it, but I'm wondering..If I'm not passionate about something now,is there a chance I can learn to love it in the future? Will the money make anything better? I know money isnt everything, but barely surviving is a lot worse. My main perception of doctors are helpers of ppl. College Profs. tell me about ur job experiences love it? don't? Docs too? Can we train the mind to love something like this though? Can an artist train themselves to loce a sciency job (though science isnt their no. 1 fave subject) becuase of other reasons like status, or $? are these things superficial? or realistic.

Asked By: Shinai - 10/12/2006
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I don't think you can "learn to love" a job any more than you can "learn to love" a person...if the passion isn't there, the best you can hope for is tolerating it & being content. Not thrilled... More
Answered By: amp - 10/12/2006
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Answered By: prince47 - 10/12/2006
You shouldn't go into something you don't like just for the money. You want to be happy or at least content with your job. Don't forget the minuses of being a doctor - huge, and I mean huge, malpractice insurance premiums, huge school loans to pay back, lack of sleep, no time for family/friends and the stress of... More
Answered By: parsonsel - 10/12/2006
i dont know, if you watch adisney movie it will say "follow your heart", but this is real life. if i were you i would just do what my mother said.
Answered By: Monica H - 10/12/2006
Let me see... More
Answered By: middle heaven - 10/12/2006
well, if you cna find something you REALLY love about the job and focus on that and emember the job is not your life, then I suppose. I'm a nanny and I'm not PASSIONATE about it but I love it. It's cool because I get to see all different kids of kids. now, as a doctor you'll be able to meet all different kinds of... More
Answered By: leeanndemon - 10/12/2006
Please, take it from someone who knows. Make your life's work something you enjoy. Don't go for the perks, unless the perks turn you on. A person happy in what they do for a living is worth all the rest of us who are stuck in dead-end thankless jobs.
Answered By: loufedalis - 10/12/2006
I must add my voice to those who say (to quote Joseph Campbell) "follow your bliss... More
Answered By: tehabwa - 10/12/2006
Maybe you should start smaller, and work up to bigger things later if you want to. Maybe you should be a PA first, and double-major with a teaching dogree, then decide if that is the way you want to go... More
Answered By: pandora the cat - 10/12/2006
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