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Is a persons reality, meaning, and purpose determined by their choice of study/job?

We each end up choosing, either randomly or due to interest a discipline to pursue in college, or generally in life. For example, a person who chooses medicine spend most of their life in a hospital instead of traveling and seeing the world. There's always that exception of people switching careers suddenly due to hating what they do. But, in reality, most people tend to settle with what they have and not peruse any other kind of mental stimulation or excitement or desire to truly learn out of interest and self-betterment.

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    Mar 18 2013: Not at all. Destiny is the privilege of only a few people: those who have a definite individual life line. The lives of most people are so intermingled with others - so little individual - that they can only have a Massenschicksal, which in each particular case is just fate.
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      Mar 19 2013: what does "Massenschiksal" mean?
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        Mar 19 2013: It is best understood in German I am affraid, but its closest translation is "mass fate"

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