So I’m 17 so I realize that time still remains for me to come to a final decision, but I need to know where I’m going. I’ve always been more into creative topics as I was growing up, and still am, yet if I follow that path I know that my frustration at the world’s problems aren’t going to be satisfied. This is what interrupts me and makes me think that a better choice would be to do something which helps people, on both a small-scale and large-scale. I know this would be fulfilling, particularly as I could apply my obsessive analyzing and improving habits. However I NEED to have a creative career, because if I don’t then I’ll get depressed. I wish I had two versions of myself where one of me could have the serious career while the other embarks throughout the other end of the spectrum.
Help? Advice? p.s I don’t care about money and stability, it’s majorly about fulfillment and having an impact.
Hey, firstly, I know its a cliche but do what you love. I heard it as a cliche and I'm at university wishing I'd done what I knew was my best choice. Secondly, what do you mean by 'creative'? If you want to help people there's lots of options. You can go into law and be a criminal defence lawyer, you can do politics and look to help people in local communities, you can become a community activist who organises marches. Creativity can be expressed in many ways (a lawyer has to come up with creative solutions to difficult issues for example). If you'd like any help or to talk more, feel free to drop me a message! And good luck!
Creative Career can be defined in different ways, mate. You don't have to pick a career which is much taken... because the career less taken is the right career but you have to be good at it, and that could be with the hard work.
I'm giving you a simple example, you can hold on a camera and make your own photography, but trust me mate, if you don't love the career then you won't be able to be creative on it.
I hope you can find what you can be creative at, TEXT me if you wanna ask questions about it!
You can have both. I'll explain. You'll should start with one career (in this case the one that helps people) and "build" the other one as a plan B. For example, I want to be a writer but I knew I wouldn't become a writer over night, right? so I went to college and I'm studying. And while I'm studying I write on my free time so I can write my stuff and one day publish it.
What I'm trying to say is: be logical. Chose a career that you like and you KNOW that you'll have chances with. And let the creativity as a plan B, because when the time comes for you to be an artist, you'll realise it was all worth it.
I hope I could help
Sometimes you have to apply creativity to the career you choose. Many people would say that my career choice offers no creativity, but I disagree (IT). A creative mind sees endless possibilities no matter what career they choose. Nowadays you often have to see how to fit one with the other.
Passion or Practicality? There are two things that you can choose in life, to survive or to live... Surviving is when you're just about to feel that you are complying the basic needs though sometimes you aren't happy about it but you manage to deal with it, unlike living is when you're enjoying your life even though it will be unusual to society or unpractical still you're fulfilled in every way you do it. If you're about to choose creative career, then do it though sometimes it will be risky because it will not give you expected money but in the long run if you really love it then you'll probably achieve what you've wanted, both passion and money. If I were you, I'll just continue being practical but still pursuing the passion that I have, because after all you can be in two careers at the same time, you just need to keep yourself balance and take time in thinking, among these two, what will be your number 1 priority then at least take a spare time of doing the remaining field. By the way, I'm a degree holder at the same time Musician and Motivational Writer. Hope this advice will help you! :)