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What's your excuse for not pursuing your passion?

Mr. Smith talked about all kinds of excuses we are making for not going for it in life. I have many tiered dreams in life, and while some are checked off (like working abroad), others still need to be (like changing the world). I find myself thinking that there are too many gatekeepers in the world and too much potential for environmental destruction (i.e. putting out a certain product), so I am always rethinking my "passion", and hoping that I don't come across something where others or the world have to suffer just because of my own ego / narcissistic need to self-actualize.


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  • Mar 13 2012: My excuse is to have heavy workload. everyday i stay at workplace long time, except for weekend. actually my goal is that i like to be good in English as well, communicating with foreiners. i think that tireness and fatigue obstruct my effort to continue my educatinal routine. i wish..
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      Mar 13 2012: sanghun,
      Operate at 85%
      In this way, you will have resource to face the crisis - and make it your benefit.
      If you go 100% all the time, you will not be ready.
      The crisis will come - it is either your benefit .. or someone else.
      I hope it will be you.

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