OK, the passion needs a comment.
It’s ball and chain because at first, it consumes money and time, and the only thing it gives back is pure joy. Imagine yourself studying to get a degree and also working at the same time, but you can give full attention to neither of these activities because you have passion. And a passion is a thing one does not simply stop doing.
Later it might even prevent from finding a job, because “how will I find time to do what I am passionate about?”.
And how can I study to get necessary life skills if I want to study things related to passion?
That is the STARTING POINT, as bad as it could be.
However, your comments are welcome!