Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Career and Love 2.0

I’ve talked about career and love previously, but I’d like to elaborate more on these two things.

Love is hard to find, especially when we are looking for something that is true. When you find the one, you would never think of letting go of this person. That someone will be your everything, and some would expect that the other person should or would see them in the same way. When you are in love, there is this profound affection for the other person. There are even people who would jeopardize their career just to be with the person they love. Why? Love has no reason, or love is simply the reason. The fact that love is hard to find can make people prioritize it more than their careers.

Meanwhile, your career is something that defines you. It determines what your future will be. Having a good career means having a good life. Having a career tends to motivate a person to do better. It pushes people to become highly competitive. After all, those who do well in the career front are often recognized by families, peers, and colleagues. Some people draw confidence from the attention or recognition they get, while others simply enjoy their profession.

If you decide to choose love, does this mean that you are turning down or abandoning great career opportunities over love? Some people who choose love first often ends up in a mess with their partner. Sometimes, they end up blaming the other person for altering their lives and making their lives turn sour. This turns love into hatred.

On the other hand, if you choose career, would this mean that you value career opportunities more than something that happens once in a lifetime? Would you consider this a waste or not?
Love vs. Career
Whatever you choose, there is only one advice I can give: Once a decision is made, never look back. You should remember that you thought carefully before making a decision in order to have lesser or no regrets at all in the end. Most people make the mistake of looking back at their past which only makes it difficult for them to move on. After all, the future lies ahead not in your past.

Choosing between love and career still depends on what situation you are in. If a couple has been together for a long time, the adjustments that need to be made are often minimal, because both of them understand that they are preparing for the future. However, those who have only started dating and have not established a deep foundation for their relationship might find it difficult to juggle love and career at once.

Most people end up choosing love because they believe that money will not make them happy. Since most of my readers are still young, you might say that you do not need love to be happy. But, as you get older, you should not forget about looking after your personal lives. It is easy to feel contented when you have someone to share your success and blessings with.

Written by: Jam Daquio
Edited by: Katrina Pulvera
Photos: Jam Daquio

14 comments:

  1. I agree that it can be difficult to really choose between love and career. But I guess it's just a way of balancing the two together :)

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  2. I agree it's always situational but for a love that's real and sincere, it's worth choosing over career as even if it's a once in a lifetime opportunity, it's not the only opportunity that will come our way.

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  3. If you are asking me what to choose, I choose CAREER rather than LOVE.

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  4. Still. I'd go for career first then love. love can wait Lol!

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  5. i never thought to put the two together but it makes sense! :)

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  6. true! i got married in my very young age I have never though that i actually chose the right path for me i am very happy not with the balance of everything xx

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  7. From the first time I had a boyfriend, being 'rich' didn't really matter, I always go with the one I love. Luckily, I married the perfect guy with both. LOL. And just the right age I've set! =)

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  8. You can choose both love and career as long as one will not conflict the other. look to God too for His revelation about your future endeavors.

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  9. Ah... I suddenly miss Gossip Girl, sis. Hmm.. love vs career? I'd choose whichever is going to make me happy or happier.

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  10. Love and career can work hand-in-hand as long as certain parameters are met.

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  11. i don't think career and love is hard to work. what is important here is you know how to manage things

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  12. I wanna choose both. But if I have to choose one, it will be love? Naks! hehe.

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  13. I guess it is all on the individual and then the partners how they will be able to cope up, adjust, and compromise each others' responsibility. After all both parties want a successful career at the same time somebody who will keep 'em warm at night. :)

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