I came across a passage in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig that was an echo from my own past.
A brief converstaion between Pirsig's son, Chris, and he:
"What should I be when I grow up?"
I don't know what to say. "Honest," I finally say.
I recall asking my father the same question. I clearly remember his response:
"Whatever you want to do, whatever you want to be. But always be honest to yourself and to others."
I've tried hard to do just that, Dad. I've changed my mind a few times, but at least I'm honest about that.
If my daughter reads this, I want to tell her the same: always be honest with yourself and with others. And follow the path that has heart.