I think you make a very good point, and one that many students forget. Doing what you love is so important. And if you’d love to be a lawyer, that’s great. And if you’d love to be an artist, that’s great too.
I think we just have to be realistic. It’s freaking hard to be a writer. You’ll probably be poorer than most of your friends for a long time, until you make it. It’s REALLY hard. It takes more than just hope and dreams, it takes incredible ambition and stick-to-itiveness (if that’s a word).
Thanks again. Great post!
But if you have all of that, I also think it can be one of the most rewarding things to do with a life.
I go to a college for the arts and communications and everyone jokes about how they’re paying so much money in tuition to live in a cardboard box once they graduate. But the thing is, these artists are the most driven people I have ever met. I think going into a field that is not exactly known for paying well makes you work that much harder to do what you love.