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I have read here and in other places that students should "follow their passions" when choosing a major and a career. This can often lead to impractical results, as when the student has a passion for being a rock star or NFL player but has nowhere near the talent.
I heard a guy speak over the weekend on a totally different topic but I thought of teens and their choice of majors immediately. He spoke of finding the place where your passions intersect with your gifts. "Gifts" seems to be missing in the career/major evaluation and analysis process for many, but I think adding in that component could be valuable.
So the aspiring opera singer whose voice doesn't quite cooperate could look toward arts management, composing, music journalism, etc. The sports nut could look toward sports team or venue management, physical therapy, etc.
I know that many people end up in those types of careers as adults. But I think it would be a good way to help our kids think about things as HS and college students.