An education spurred by passion is a soul's project. And it can be made useful and even profitable given time, and without 'selling out'. If it is knowledge you love then there are ways to live from that. It starts with trying to see how you can make that knowledge useful. Because that is what the soul really wants, I believe.
This blog is what I've been wanting to do. Because there is so much more to share. I don't think I would have done it as CEO of that other company. Then I would have been counting beans now. Not thinking about so many other things to share. So maybe I am in the right place, and those phases of life (finish education, get career, start family) are just illusions. At least insofar as I think of myself having 'failed' to complete a couple of them 10 and 20 years ago.
Sometimes it's good to have your prejudices about people - and who they are - turned a little upside down.