I Just Want to Be Happy

September 24, 2012 by John Andrew Williams

“What do you want to do when you grow up?” 

“I just want to be happy,” say most high school students.

“What makes you happy?”

“Hanging out with my friends.”

“No, really, what do you want to do for a living when you grow up?”  Most teachers and parents ask this question frequently.

At times, students do get asked what their passions and interests are.  With technology allowing people to have an expansive network, a premium is placed on those individuals who have developed an expertise and love what they do.  Being geeky and showing it off is a plus.

Rarely, however, do students take action on their passion, interests, and dreams.

If someone starts seriously pursuing their dreams and produces value when they are a teenager, they have about a ten year head start to build a foundation before the rent is due.

Think about it.  A ten year head start.

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