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I like the following advice "Work at the job you do not actively hate", this might be paraphrasing Buffett. Very few are lucky that their most enjoyable pastime that they are good at is also the highest paid.

As it has been noted, for most of humanity some sort of purely consuming task seems most enjoyable these days.

I would much rather play strategy video games or chess, but there is a very limited market for good players. Also, it has been noted playing anything for money actually changes your enjoyment of that task. Corollary - if you are the best at something in the world - you can create your own profession.

Programming is something that I enjoy, but it is not something i want to do 24/7. However, it is well rewarded.

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