Yes it is wonderful if it works out that way. But you need a viable plan B: I got my pilot license before I had my drivers license. I had a navy ROTC full scholarship in college with the intention of flying for the navy. Freshman year they took us all aside and said the navy was furloughing pilots now that Vietnam was over and we should expect a wet navy assignment in three years. That was not my wish so I left. Went on to pay my own way in a state engineering school and has a very successful career. Retired at 56 with millions in the bank and no debt. That came from not going on expensive vacations, one comfortable house right sized that was a fixer-upper, brown bagging it and living well below my means. I still do that.
My daughter loved to paint and draw. She wanted to go to a private college in New England and major in it. I said fine on your dime but if I’m paying $40k/year in tuition you are going to major in something that can pay your bills. She hated us at first but now she is 30, works on Wall Street, just bought a million dollar condo with half cash down payment and travels overseas 3-5 times per year. She never draws or paints now.
Her roommate freshman year majored in dance, at $40k/year! Got a degree in it and moved back home. Wasted two years waiting on tables and then went back and got a degree in accounting and now she is set. She dances at the local repertoire theater on weekends.
The NY and Canadian Power Authorities do turn Niagara Falls “down” at night, but not ”off”. It was actually pretty amazing to watch the low flow of the falls before 0800. The flow turned back to normal over a period of about 15 minutes or so after 0800.That I needed to go to college and that they turn Niagara Falls off at night to not waste water.
I think it depends on if you can do what you love profitably or not. I love fishing but if I had to do it for a living I'd starve.Man I'm glad I don't have this mentality!
What a miserable life this must lead to.
The whole purpose of my life is to do things that I love and get compensated for.
Ok, I'll give you that.I think it depends on if you can do what you love profitably or not. I love fishing but if I had to do it for a living I'd starve.
Not really. She now has the $ resources to build her own studio if she wanted to, she no longer see painting as a priority. Now her goal is traveling the world and she is living it! Last count was over 30 countries as a tourist, many more than once. Priorities change as you mature, mine did that’s for sure. But her art talent is still there and she may rekindle the passion.I get the point you're trying to make, but that's sad.