On my flight back to Ann Arbor from Dallas, I had a conversation with an ER doctor. It was a pretty interesting conversation as we talked about everything from religion to raising kids. In the midst of the conversation, we realized that we had a common acquaintance in Ann Arbor… small world huh?
But the part that resonated with me was her passion for what she does. She loves the emergency room because it allows her to be in the intense action and the quick second decisions that have to be made on the spot exhilarates her. We also talked about how there are many residents who declare bankruptcy because of all the loans and spending that they accrue over the years. Even with their salary, it is just easier for them not to take responsibility.
I think we both silently agreed that some people go into medicine because of the money. But this should never be the reason why we go into a specific field or vocation.
I am always amazed to see people who do things because of their passion in what they do and hence they find pleasure doing those things. This is when life is meaningful and significant. Ask around and I think you will come to the same conclusion.
May we find pleasure in what we do because we are passionate about it. If not, then we have to look hard in the mirror and ask ourselves some tough questions.