Wonderful article recently in the New York Times, by Robert Frank:
He discusses the tradeoff between a high-paying job vs. one that pays less but is more fulfilling. He ends with some great words of wisdom:
You have bills to pay, so salary matters. But social science findings establish clearly that once you have met your basic obligations, it’s possible to live a very satisfying life even if you don’t earn a lot of money…Resist the soul-crushing job’s promise of extra money and savor the more satisfying conditions you’ll find in one that pays a little less.