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MAN HAS A SAFE JOB WITH HIGH SALARY & NICE COLLEAGUES, BUT NOT HAPPY BECAUSE BORING

[Is it too late to try?]

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I have graduated from FASS since 2019 and am currently working in a field in the financial industry that is safe, with high pay and nice colleagues, but it is absolutely boring and I cannot see myself wanting to learn more about the field.

Mentally, I keep on thinking of this as a temporary touchpoint in my life, because I have always wanted to pursue journalism or digital marketing. There is this strong dilemma since a few months ago, especially because everything that I’ve achieved so far have not made me inherently happy. People around me told me that I’ve done well, but I can’t help but to be unable to shake the feeling off that there is something more I want in life.

However, there is a feeling that I will lose everything that I currently have once an attempt is made to enter a new industry: a drastic pay cut, and other unknowns (ie. what if I cannot do the job well and have instant regret?) because it will be hard to go back into my current field. My partner isn’t the most supportive of me taking this leap of faith as well, especially since he looks more favorably on the safer options in life.

But I know, if I will be doing this for my entire life (just being part of the rat race in an industry I dislike), I will be filled with regret when I die.

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Is it worth it to take the risk despite all the fears and unknowns? Has anyone had a similar experience before?

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