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Old 08-03-2013, 08:34 PM
 
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Recently, I've came to the conclusion that I need to follow my heart for a year, as an experiment. I'm under the impression that by following their heart and intuitions, you'll have greater success and live a happier life in terms of career satisfaction. At the moment, I'm working whatever job I can to make ends meet - but what's the point if it's not satisfying on a personal level? Might as well take a chance and not care for money.

To me, it seems like a reasonable clause. Who's in with me on the challenge?
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:02 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Follow your heart? What the hell does that actually mean?
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Follow your heart? What the hell does that actually mean?


It means do what you want, and rainbows will appear offering you money!
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:59 PM
 
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Recently, I've came to the conclusion that I need to follow my heart for a year, as an experiment. I'm under the impression that by following their heart and intuitions, you'll have greater success and live a happier life in terms of career satisfaction. At the moment, I'm working whatever job I can to make ends meet - but what's the point if it's not satisfying on a personal level? Might as well take a chance and not care for money.

To me, it seems like a reasonable clause. Who's in with me on the challenge?
Have at it, kid. I tried to make a run as a professional golfer at about the same age. Failed, learned some lessons, made some connections, and consider myself pretty darn successful now.

Time cannot be purchased, only spent.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:14 PM
 
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It would cost me at bare minimum $20,000 a year to live. How do you intend to finance your life if you have no job or responsibilities?

Sure it would be nice to have a year long paid vacation, but being unemployed and broke has 0 appeal.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:25 PM
 
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I plan on following my dream of pursuing a PhD next year, so I will be in essence putting my career on hold for five years....the timing on following your dreams is never perfect; of course I am fortunate enough to have a supportive husband who will be able to provide our family for the basic necessities but I foresee lots of rice and beans in our future! But I am glad that I am finally getting ready for that next step in my life.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:30 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:22 PM
 
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My dog follows his heart & intuition every day. He doesn't have much choice, since he's not very smart and I didn't train him well. Today he stole baloney sandwich from the toddler, then took several used kleenexes from the waste basket and left them under our bed. Now his heart has led him to peacefully nap for the entire afternoon without a care for the future.

I prefer to live a more conventional, logic-focused life. It can get a boring at times, but that's a price I'm willing to pay. My dog seems to enjoy his life more than most people, however, so maybe he's on to something...
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:48 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Try to get your dog to pay the rent or at least pay for the kibbles and see what happens.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:04 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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My dog follows his heart & intuition every day. He doesn't have much choice, since he's not very smart and I didn't train him well. Today he stole baloney sandwich from the toddler, then took several used kleenexes from the waste basket and left them under our bed. Now his heart has led him to peacefully nap for the entire afternoon without a care for the future.

I prefer to live a more conventional, logic-focused life. It can get a boring at times, but that's a price I'm willing to pay. My dog seems to enjoy his life more than most people, however, so maybe he's on to something...
I gotta give you rep points for that answer. Couldn't have given a better example!

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