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The one that you follow is the path that has been traversed by others. You have role models close at hand. It probably pays a lot. It offers you work-life balance. It is a perfectly sane choice to make.
The career that you define, is the one for the outlier. There are few role models. It probably doesn't pay as much. It's on the edge (and there's often the danger of falling off). It doesn't offer you much work life balance. It is probably the crazy choice to make.
However, the first one is probably going to be redundant in five years. And the second one is the future.
What would you put your bets on?
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