I’d like to tell my readers that I’m currently doing my Masters in Economics.
But what if I had chosen to study painting as a major? For four years. Like Kenneth Sebastian did? (He’s a stand up comedian who has a painting degree. Yes, pretty cool stuff)
Anyway, painting is my passion. I love it. And what if I did a major in painting? Would I have been better at my work? Well I AM doing quite well in economics. Because I like economics. It’s not my passion… but I like it.
But if I painted for a living, would I have succeeded? Would I be good at it? Would I have lived a “fuller” life? Are people who chose their passion as their occupation really happy? Would I be happy?
Moreover, is doing what you like not as good as doing what you have a passion for?
Should one save the passion or hobby for the times when he needs a break from doing what he likes, given that doing what he likes gives him a more secure income?
I don’t think I’ll ever know the answer to that…
Do you have any answers?
… Or questions?
Here are some of my paintings. I’m not so proud to say that most of them are imitation of other paintings I found online. What do you think?
I somehow get the feeling that I’d be good at it. Having painting as my occupation. Because I’m obsessed with perfection. And I work my ass off. And these qualities would make me succeed in any field. Only thing about art is that, there’s always self doubt.
I’ll always believe that I don’t have enough talent to “make it” as a painter. So I’ll always convince myself that economics is a safer and a better option…