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The Onion on finding your passion

compmomcompmom 10932 replies78 threads Senior Member
https://www.theonion.com/find-the-thing-youre-most-passionate-about-then-do-it-1819584843

I don't agree with this, at least not yet (time will tell!) but this is pretty much what many of our friends and relatives may believe :)
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  • bridgenailbridgenail 1066 replies5 threads Senior Member
    I didn't know what my passion was 10 years ago...and then I finally admitted it to myself...writing for the Onion! I grew up in WI so I have just the right perspective on life (typically enhanced by beer).

    You do know the Onion is satirical, right?
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  • compmomcompmom 10932 replies78 threads Senior Member
    edited November 11
    @Bridgenail of course. I posted it to lighten up a stressful month.

    Does anyone not know the Onion?

    My comment was not meant to be taken seriously and maybe satirized said friends and relatives a bit.

    Though, seriously, some people do end up doing exactly what is described and the article is pretty bitter I think, in truth.
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  • songbirdmamasongbirdmama 293 replies20 threads Member
    edited November 11
    @bridgenail No. Wait. You write for the Onion? You are either serious (that's hilarious) or not, which is also hilarious (especially the "enhanced by beer" part).
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  • bridgenailbridgenail 1066 replies5 threads Senior Member
    Oh I wish I wrote for the Onion! It's my "dream" job. Some day folks...I'll make it to the Onion...but for now I'm still strategizing (procrastinating).

    Here's one of my favorites (like @compmom) to lighten the mood on college:

    https://local.theonion.com/failure-to-get-into-private-college-to-be-most-financia-1819578749
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  • compmomcompmom 10932 replies78 threads Senior Member
    edited November 11
    Good one, though like the other one it is a little too close for comfort, especially this:

    "Sources said the teen will still face financial disaster if she follows through on her long-term plan to enter a PhD program, which would require her to spend approximately one-fifth of her adult life bringing in little to no income."

    ps I used to give Onion compilations to my son for his birthday. Maybe we can keep them coming...
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  • songbirdmamasongbirdmama 293 replies20 threads Member
    Yeah. I spent a quarter of my adult life getting a PhD and almost another quarter raising children whose dream job is opera and possibly fine arts ( tenth grade) Know what? I wouldn’t change a single hour of it!! Just maybe 15 minutes here and there, ... wink wink
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