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125 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 17 November 2011 07:28PM

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Comment author: candyfromastranger 26 July 2012 07:23:29PM 1 point [-]

When I was younger, I thought that I wanted to be a writer because I wanted to be the sort of person who was passionate about something, and since I hadn't found a passion yet and was pretty good at writing, it seemed like a good vessel for that drive. It took me quite awhile to realize that I saw it as a chore and never really wanted to write.

I don't see anything inherently wrong with doing things for the prestige, though, just with lying to yourself about your motivations.