Instead of following your passion, find a career that changes people’s lives

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How do you choose a career that’s worthwhile and fulfilling?

For most of us, this is one of the most important questions we’ll face over the course of our lives. The average person spends 80,000 hours of their life working—a satisfying life without a satisfying career is almost impossible.

Making sure that people are working jobs they’re well-suited to and motivated by is also a vital part of a well-functioning economy. And yet the quality of advice out there for young graduates choosing their career path leaves much to be desired. When I graduated a few years ago, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I received two main types of advice: that I should apply for corporate jobs that would at least pay well, or that I should figure out what I was “passionate about” and go do that.

The first piece of advice wasn’t going to…

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