Do What You Love: Solid Advice for Changing Times
[Editor's Note: Whenever someone starts talking about what jobs will be "hot" or what degrees you "should" pursue, I cringe. Times change quickly and living your life by doing something that you don't like or aren't good at (or potentially both) is disheartening and a sure path to the opposite of success. I absolutely loved this post on the changing times and the importance of doing what you love. It's practical, thoughtful, and grounded in the reality of today's world. - Paula G]
Do What You Love, Love What You Do: Chasing the Carrot and Education
As someone who works with underrepresented populations who want to go to graduate school, I've seen a lot of students try to force themselves down paths that they think are the roads to success. But when I think about those phones, those flash drives, the way the landscape of our workforce and technology are so rapidly changing, I have to wonder how wise such prognosticating really is.
I always think of this "Did You Know" video that looks at our rapidly changing world (which is, ironically, out of date, even though it was just made three years ago):