The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage.NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Within any decision-making process, it is very helpful to explore the positives behind each option, while remaining patient as you gain clarity and access around the outcome. If all perspectives aren't properly weighed, decision making can feel like a scary journey, with the responsibility of choice weighing heavily upon your shoulders. Q: I am a mental health counselor. In our present financial climate, I am scared. At 27 years old, I have hit a ceiling.My job just does not pay me enough and it does not prepare me financially for the future. I want to have kids, need a retirement plan, etc. However, I am passionate about being a therapist and love my colleagues. I have an opportunity to work for a fairly wealthy friend and make about two times my salary as an executive assistant. Should I make this career change that would be more profitable? Or should I stay the course as a therapist.? Thanks, Noah.
Socrates stated: "The unexamined life, is not worth living." Thank you, reader. You are in your later twenties, bridging your thirties -- an ideal time to examine your life! Continue looking at both options and remain positive as you explore your own self, your own mind. If the decision is not presently obvious, wait, reflect and choose at a later date. Thank you for your excellent question and best of luck to you! Please keep sending your comments and questions to "Ask Noah" at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a profitable and peaceful week, Noah