Why most people pick the wrong career, according to a former rocket scientist

8 Apr 2023


The 29-year-old actor stared at his bank account statement. He had only $106 left to his name. His acting career was going nowhere. He couldn’t afford the rent on his cheap Hollywood apartment. He even tried to sell his dog because he didn’t have enough money to buy dog food. 

To take his mind off things, he decided to watch the world heavyweight title fight. Reigning champion Muhammad Ali was facing off against Chuck Wepner, a relatively unknown club fighter. The fight was supposed to be an easy win for Ali. But defying all odds, Wepner fought for 15 rounds before being knocked out. 

Read the complete article from Fast Company here.