This article needs to go to a lot more places to generate some interesting discussion. For a little too long, I bought into the dream of “do something you love.” This brought me a low income and the wrong kind of work experience to build a career in engineering.

I ran into a study that identified happiness in the workplace. It seems that only 15% of us are truly happy in our occupations. The other 85% are getting a paycheck.

These days I am thankful for my current occupation. It keeps my family off the poverty line. It does give me a sense of purpose as I help adults acquire their high school education. But is it really what I want to do? No, it does not.

Looking back, I should have taken those engineering jobs that were a little boring. Someone has to do that work. These jobs pay reasonably well and can move you into more interesting engineering work.

Dave Volek is the inventor of “Tiered Democratic Governance”. Let’s get rid of all political parties! Visit

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