Purpose of Life, Purpose of Work

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Good morning valubuddies.

When I was younger, a colleague Alf introduced a book to me:
What Color is your Parachute?
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This is a exceptionally great book for a job seeker and/or someone who wanted to know more about themself.

Personally, I will endorse "What Color is your Parachute?" as a must read for all students - know themself and then know what they wanted to study.

I will encourage "What Color is your Parachute?" as a must read for all graduate - know what their strength and then know what job they wanted.

And, Brother Choon, no brainer for me to recommend "What Color is your Parachute?" before anyone who is thinking/diving into Career vs Contributions to society. For me, Brother Choon, after all, you could have both passion and advancement in your career with xtraordinary contributions to society too. 
Watch this:

An extract:
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There are some who find their joy in full time investing as shown in the social media interview:

What made you transition to being a full-time investor?

HH: Control over my time comes foremost. I prefer not exchanging my time for a salary and being subject to workforce life, if I can.

While investment work can be time-consuming, I can structure and schedule my days to my preference. I can also decide how far to take my work. It’s the freedom of self-employment.

It’s often that people either lack money or time. So having both is a true luxury. Passive income can free one from having to strictly trade time for remuneration. It leaves one with much more time and therefore life choices.

I can also better devote time to other things that matter such as family, health, non-work-related projects, and even go places or get tasks done during off-peak hours to avoid crowds.

We want to own businesses with their best days ahead, businesses well-positioned to benefit from unavoidable megatrends.
A stock’s highest and lowest price points are reached not when its fundamentals are strongest or weakest, but when sentiment surrounding it is most optimistic or pessimistic.
Agree! Being a full-time investor make sense, especially for our valuebuddies who has a need for flexible working hour.

For me, I had the best of both work. While I tap dancing to work, during my "free" time, I enjoy doing anything that I like to do too.  Being a part-time investor, gives me the pleasure to treat my investment journey as a learning experience.  No pressure to perform, no KPI, nothing to expect.  If I failed, then the $$$ I loss - become part of the entertainment fees (just like $$$ spend traveling). If I succeed, then it's extra $$$ for someone else (as unlikely, I'm going to spend these $$$ gain from investment on myself).  

To me, given a chance to be full-time investor, I rather not.  I think investing is fun but I'm certain that that's not how I wanted to spend my time.  There are more meaningful works waiting for us to do. There are more people waiting for us to help aka I think contributing and given back would be something more important currently, and I am really appreciative of the chance that's given to me.

Gratitude. Heart

NTUC to form task force to look into work-life needs of youth entering workforce:
Younger workers often seek work-invest-life balance. They have the most to benefit from investing early so as to maximize the power of compounding.
Reference: https://windgatewealth.com/the-power-of-...aving-now/

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