A tale I heard
Jim Carrey talking about his dad:
"My father was not only the funniest man in the room, but he was a fantastic saxophone player. And before I was born he had an orchestra in Toronto, but in order to be something special he had to leave Canada and come down to the states and prove himself in the states. But he was afraid of that transition and had a family to take care of, so he became an accountant. As time wore on, it wore him down. It wore him down and he got a little bit bitter. Especially when he lost his job when he was 51. That really broke him. Not only was he compromising to raise a family, but when you compromise and you fail, it really hurts. It hurts even more than failing at what you love. So, that was an example for me. I learned that you can fail at what you don’t love, so you might as well do what you do love. There’s really no choice to be made."