Tyler Callister Posted about 2 years ago Can we really become happier? Happier ourselves? Can we create happier places to work? Or even happier societies? [Continuing from my first post] So if it's possible to be happy in almost any profession, then does it even matter what you for a career? Yes, actually, it does matter, but not in the way exactly in the way of "passions." Here's what I mean: My generation has been extremely lucky. Many more of us have been able to attend college than previous generations, and we've been able to open up many more life opportunities because of that. Our parents and our peers were excited to see this happening -- and rightly so. Education is invaluable and our society is only just beginning to see the fruits of so many educated young people. Even with sky-high tuitions, American universities are overflowing with students. But along with this excitement has come a message to college graduates: "Find what your passionate about, and do that for a living." After all, why not? You went to college, you got study whatever you wanted to, so don't work at McDonald's. Instead, work at a "job that you love." There's only one problem with this message: It's wrong. Because if people can be happy in many different professions, ranging from janitor to rockstar, then the idea of doing what your "passionate" about for a living makes no sense. Try asking a garbage man if he's passionate about garbage. He probably isn't. But there's no question that there are some -- possibly many -- garbage men out there who are happy with their lives. So what we can make of this? I used to think that your career path should be led by your passions. The problem is, your passions change. They change with age, with experience, with the wind... So where does that leave us? What should you do for a living? The answer is simple, and it's always been there: you should do what you're GOOD at. First, find a type of work thatyou're good at -- better than anybody else. Then, and only then, do you begin to bring your passions and interests into it.