The stomach decides for many things, including the work you want to be engaged in.
For me, it is.
As much as you want to explore projects you believe would benefit the people you seek to serve, you look for work that pays instead.
Because you need to eat.
Even if the work treats you like a machine, you do it. Because you need the money to put food on the table, for yourself and your family.
It would be a different world if we didn’t work this way, won’t it?
Perhaps, for most of us, this is how we work. Unless you’re uber-rich and you’re free to explore all the possibilities in this world without the fear of getting hungry?
So, instead of chasing projects for the sake of doing them, we maximize our efforts for the pay we get from working on them.