I went and got a master's in school counseling. The competition to land a school counseling job is fierce. Hundreds of applicants for one opening. Counselors not giving up their spot until they've retired and only so many schools. Fine. I started subbing. After 7 months I realized how lonely I felt. Everyone around me, but no way to form real connections when you're at a new school everyday. A friend told me about his non-profit that was hiring. This non-profits' efforts are conserving it's cities tree canopy. A lot goes into that. I said why not and was able to get a position working in the field. A opening for a higher position came around. I was interviewed and did not get it. Their reasoning - I did not have the same passion as the other candidates. They really wanted it. I agreed. Another position just opened up and four spots are available. I want this job. Why? Because I want to work with the boss and my friend who is applying. During the interview, the first question was asked "why do you want this job?" How does someone who feels so much - who is led by his feelings - who's decisions and actions are decided by his feelings - how he operates in this word by his feelings - how do you explain that this just feels right? I want to work with the two other people, because I'm attracted to their energy. It's emotionally healthy for me and with that I'm able to create harmony within the group, work hard, and enjoy the process. Unfortunately, this is not the answer they are looking for and I understand. My passion is not with the trees. But I enjoy working here because of the relationships I've formed and the good feelings with it. My intuition tells me I won't get the job because of my lack of a better 'why' answer - the inability to exude passion that isn't there - my passion is the people. My question is, does anyone else find themselves in a similar predicament?. Where your life is lead by your feelings and you go with what feels right - where has that gotten you? Giving them the answers they want to hear is something I just cannot do - to play the game and exclaim how my passion is for something that it's not. Where has your feelings taken you in concern with what you do for a living and is your moral compass aligned with the work? Are you happy working where you are? Another evaluation of my direction in life is in store and curious how you guys feel about the subject.