Is one obliged to make person sacrifices for another person’s passion project?

Especially if the other person thinks their passion project is of critical significance?

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  • 1 month ago

    i personally do not think that possible, people today are generally selfish.

  • 2 months ago

    For a project? No.  Not at all. 

    For another person?  Yes, if you love him or her.

  • 2 months ago

    It depends on 1. the nature of the project (eg a passion for environmentalism warrants more sacrifice than, say, a passion for collecting antique dolls), 2. the degree of sacrifice being requested, and 3. the relationship between the two people.

    Eg if you think recycling is basically useless, but your spouse gets annoyed when you throw away cans, you should just recycle the damned things.  It's not that difficult (even if you're being asked to rinse them out first), it's important to someone you care about, and it presumably helps *everybody*.

    But if your third cousin twice removed wants to turn your front yard into an art installation, and you think said cousin's art is crap, it's perfectly acceptable to just refuse.

    For points between those two... strike a balance between the opposing considerations.

  • 2 months ago

    it depends on relationship between them

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  • 2 months ago

    Not at all   .

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No. If you don't share the passion then you don't need to make sacrifices. This situation sometimes arises when one spouse develops an all consuming passion for art or tiny house living or chucking it all and starting a career that requires 8 years of expensive schooling or opening an all yak meat bistro or whatever.  When one partner puts their wants and pie in the sky dreams  above and beyond everyone else's expecting everyone to sacrifice everything for that dream then the dreamer is selfish and onconaidwrate. It might be worth it for the dreamer but it's seldom worth the stress for everyone around the dreamer. You have your passions and ambitions too. Why should you sacrifice yours? So come right out and ask the person if they are willing to sacrifice their passion for your passion project. If the person's answer is no then that should be your answer, too

    Edit: it doesn't matter how important or earth changing the  passion project is. If you don't share the passion you are not obligated or required to sacrifice anything. The passionate one is responsible for their own dreams, not anyone else. I've seen friendships and marriages ripped apart by a selfish dreamers expecting everyone around them to change everything about their lives for a passion project. And only one of these ever amounted to anything. The guy had his business, but his wife took the kids and left and his friends got fed up with his demands for sacrificing their lives and pursues their own dreams.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Your question is deliberately vague, I believe. In other words, it's a loaded question. If the other person is someone you care about, you have to weigh the pros and cons of whatever support you provide them, and make a reasoned decision about what you might be willing to "sacrifice" for them. Or the two of you could reach a compromise.

  • 2 months ago

    No. The person whose project it is can PAY others to help them realize it.

  • 2 months ago

    Taxpayers do that all the time.  A lobbiest approaches a politician and promises to contribute heavily to his or her re-election if he passes a bill.  How else do you think Taxpayers were made to foot the bill for cow flatulance studies and all the other government studies in the past.

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