Our expert says:
It's usually not wrong ( Hannibal Lecter was following his passion to, and it WAS wrong to do so ! ) but it's not always wise. Money doesn't always follow --- many great artists produced magnificent works enormously values many years later, but few made much money during their lifetime. Sometimes one can combine the two --- a great American composer of the last century, Ives, was an insurance salesman through his life, and the major poet T.S. ELiot worked in an office in a very routine profession while writing historically important stuff.
Vocational Psychological testing followed by Counselling might help you to sort out the matches between your interests and your skills, and to help you realistically examine the practicalities of whatever your passion happens to be. The world is full of misguided folks who felt sure they were called to be a model or a singer, without the looks or the skills to have the remotest chance of success.
It's eventually, when you're sufficiently well-informed, a personal choice. Personally, I have often chosen the path that satisfied my interest in challenges, rather than the profitable path. But that's often NOT the best choice for other people
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