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Unless you are a prophet, finding something you’ll want to do for the rest of your life is an undoable feat.

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One needs to be a prophet to figure out something like that.

Can we really know if the thing we’ll pick (at 18, as we’re supposed to pick something at this age, or at any other age) will be the thing we will want to do for the rest of our lives? How? Are we all prophets? It’s impossible to know such thing in advance (I know, all people say it, use this expression “find something you will want to do for the rest of your life” — and it’s one of those dumb clichés we repeat after others).

There is no guarantee that the thing you picked (because you felt excited about it, or even because you tasted it and felt that it is your cup of tea) will always be this one and only thing you will want to do for the rest of your life.

If you are an athlete for example it should be pretty obvious to you that the thing you do at 25 will not be this one and only thing (your career for life). And what, should you not do it? Should you quit and try to find something you will want to do for the rest of your life? Because some lunatic guru sold you on this nonsense that people should find something they will want to do for the rest of their lives (which is an undoable feat unless you are a prophet)?