What should one devote his life to?
The problem posed in the title of this article can be called philosophical, and the question itself is rhetorical, that is, it does not require an answer. But since you asked this question, I will try to help you.
Reflections on the topic
So, what to devote your life to? In the world there is a mass of worthy pursuits, each of which is no worse and no better than others. First of all, it all depends on your inclinations, but not only from them. From what, to whom and why we dedicate our lives, directly depends on how happy you will be, doing this or that business or caring about this or that person. It is unlikely that you will be happy, improving in a business that does not tolerate the spirit, but who are forced to do it because of their profession. However, are forced? Most often, our environment: parents, friends, teachers influences the desire to do something that is not loved. Sometimes a person does something in defiance of his relatives, but is not this the same influence in this case? Therefore, when choosing the most worthy and interesting occupation for yourself, exclude such manifestations of your ego.
How to choose a case
First of all, try to reason withpoint of view of interest, and not from the point of view of ambition (of course, if ambitions are not for you the most attractive goal). Remember the saying that you do not have to work in your favorite job, because it gives pleasure? That's it and you need to choose the business of your life. Work should be primarily pleasure, then it will not work at all. If you are happy to do something, then you will have everything: money, recognition in certain circles, and a sense of happiness from the work being done. Personally, for me, a good deed is determined by the following criteria: first, I should be interested in doing this. Secondly, the occupation should bring some dividends: in the form of money, for example, or in the form of recognition (we are all people), but the main thing after all is interest. Of course, the most beloved classes may not bring material income, but in this case you need to be able to combine them with the profitable ones (to live something for something you need), which is not so difficult.
You can devote your life to science, art,sports, politics - anything. The most important thing is that it brings you pleasure and joy. I know people who devote all their free time to their hobbies. Let these hobbies not significant for many (local studies, paintball, modeling, ballet, computer modding, embroidery, etc.), but the main thing is that my friends and acquaintances are happy and that they really know how to do it on the very high level. Not everyone is interested in recognition, most people like the process - and that's fine! Recognition, fame, wealth - this is wonderful, but only if without it for a person there is no happiness. And everyone has their own happiness. And finally a little advice. No matter how much you take a great interest in your favorite business, take care of a certain level of income. It does not matter what it will be - work, interest on the deposit, renting an apartment, but somehow to secure a decent life is necessary.