Posted 8 years ago on July 7, 2012, 12:24 a.m. EST by brosefstalin
from Wantagh, NY
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I was just listening to a business entrepreneur encourage listeners to "pursue their passions." But I wonder, why do we reward some passions more than others?
Why does the man passionate about farming not make as much as the man passionate about advertising? Both are following their passions, yet one makes more than the other. Why? We need food to eat, but we can't eat advertisements.
Why does the woman who pursues her passion to teach struggle to get by when the woman who is passionate about being a supermodel is rewarded so richly? Why? We need someone to teach our kids how to read and write. Will the supermodel teach them?
Why must the dishwasher who cleans dishes with all his heart live on subsistence while the corporate lawyer makes away with millions? Both pursued their passions, correct? Why the discrepancy in value? We all need clean dishes, correct? We would get sick otherwise.
Why must the mother who raises our children be dependent on her husband's income in order to survive? Why must the husband be an accountant when his passion was farming all along?
I just want to understand why we value certain passions more than others. Some people aren't born passionate about business or law, yet those people get rewarded so much more than someone passionate about being a fireman or garbage man or being a cashier.