Why Do You Do What You Do?


Dreams fail. As teenagers, we think we know what we’re going to do with our lives, but those plans often don’t pan out. Maybe one day, you’re fired from your law firm and forced to take a job at a car repair shop, or you find yourself with two kids and no means to support your career as an aspiring novelist, or you take a shortcut through the music hall to get to your computing class, only to realize that you always wanted to be a concert pianist. Patrick Simpson talked to the wise souls who have already gone through this to find that even though anything can and will happen, in the end, it will all turn out alright.