Make a choice: Your career or Love?

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Make a choice: Your career or Love?

Post by Amagine » 01 Aug 2017, 17:35

In the book, we see the main character face a serious dilemma. Does he stay with the woman he loves or do he leave in order to further establish himself and his career?

If you had to make a choice, would you choose your career or love? Why? Have you ever had to made a choice like that? Do you regret it?
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Post by Essem » 01 Aug 2017, 18:39

I would choose career, love can wait,..its better to fulfill first your dream,once you stable your dream thats the time you can prioritize your love life...

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Post by Gideon umunnakwe » 01 Aug 2017, 19:24

love is sweet when u have a successful career, so I think my career first

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Post by klbradley » 01 Aug 2017, 20:57

Since I'm happily married and totally smitten for my husband, there's no way I could choose my career over love. We've been together since I was 17 years old, and I wouldn't make any kind of career choice without thinking of him first.
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Post by Chepkemoi95 » 02 Aug 2017, 04:26

I think career will come first, Love can wait and besides you can choose love only to be disappointed at the end. So definitely to me career first.

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Post by Kinnera » 02 Aug 2017, 05:49

I'd definitely choose career right now, but I also believe there will come a point in my life when I will choose love. I like to think priorities should change over time, according to who we are.

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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 02 Aug 2017, 06:26

My love is my career so I am choosing my career.

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Post by klbradley » 02 Aug 2017, 07:05

Although I chose love, I think its awesome that so many people are saying career!
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Post by Amagine » 02 Aug 2017, 07:39

I have to really love someone more than anything for me to choose them over my career.
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Post by kandscreeley » 02 Aug 2017, 07:40

klbradley wrote:Since I'm happily married and totally smitten for my husband, there's no way I could choose my career over love. We've been together since I was 17 years old, and I wouldn't make any kind of career choice without thinking of him first.
I have to completely agree with @klbradley! These are my sentiments exactly! I'm coming up on 15 years on August 14th... Definitely choose my husband.
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Post by klbradley » 02 Aug 2017, 07:49

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one! ?
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Post by CatInTheHat » 02 Aug 2017, 07:54

Love, as in forever love, is more important than career to me. Careers can eventually still be worked on, etc but it may take longer.
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Post by Izesicle » 02 Aug 2017, 14:26

I usually choose career when I have to eat. Now that I can pay for my bills, I will choose love.

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Post by Azeez » 02 Aug 2017, 14:40

I will rather choose love over career because love conquers all.

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Post by MarisaRose » 02 Aug 2017, 14:44

Great question! At this point in my life, I'd have to choose love. I don't love my career all that much, but maybe my answer would be different if I did!
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