"A person who suffers bad fortune."
I am not saying that you should not follow your dreams. By all means do. But make sure that its what you really want and not what people expect you to do. So the next time you meet someone and ask the question "So what do you do?", don't judge them by what they reply. Career satisfaction is directly related to career exceptions. Book stores would have us belief that "Low Self-esteem" is a worldwide plague, that we are all suffering from it, and we need help from anyone who can write a "How to Deal with Low Self Esteem" book. The truth is, in an age when career expectations are unreasonable , people are bound to have low self esteem. No best selling paper back has a cure for this. The solution is to know your self, figure out what you really like, acquire the skills you need and achieve your goal. Your goal can be as simple and as complicated as you'd like it to be. But it is your goal, your career and your choices. You decide if you've succeeded or not.