Society argues that money equals happiness. They say having money in one's pocket would buy him anything he wants. However, it is inherently problematic as this mindset leads people to choose a path that doesn't best suit them. When someone chooses his career, he at times, gets blinded by money. Although money can buy all the privileges which may make him feel better but no amount of money can buy him happiness.
Material happiness comes no way close to eternal happiness. Everyone has his own passion and also wants to follow the same. But the stigma of society doesn't let them to do so. What does passion do to you? Every morning, you wake up fresh and feel enthusiastic to get to work only because you enjoy doing it. You relate more to your work and come up with better ideas. If your work is your passion, work doesn't feel like a burden or something which is being forced upon you. You tend to value your workplace more. The feeling of satisfaction is at some another level when you follow your passion.
Seeking a job which offers you a handsome pay, doing it but still feeling that hollowness - no satisfaction, nothing. Would it help? Consider another person who followed what he loved, enjoyed his work. Felt satisfied at the end of the day. Who is richer? Doing what you love gives better results than doing what gets you more money. Joseph Campbell once said, “I think the person who takes a job in order to live - that is to say - for money, has turned himself into a slave.” Allow passion to be your purpose.
I know it is easier said than done but if your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it. To find your path in life, you have to start by deciding what you have an absolute passion for. Money should not be the only thing that drives you.