Elitist, huh?? I got a chuckle out of that. I simply meant there are easier ways to make money if that is your sole focus (think realtor, pharmaceutical rep, or day trader all require far less education, time and financial commitment than an ADN and typically make 100k per year).
While everyone needs to â€˜eat', chasing the dollar instead of your passion will leave you bankrupt even if your checking account is 6 digits. That is hardly an elitist concept because it requires pride, emotional and mental commitment which do not erode over time with inflation.
Money doesn't equal long term job satisfaction. Pride and autonomy in your work are far better long term motivators. Ask anyone who has served in the military for 20+ years or as a professional trainer and they'll tell you the same thing. But if that's what you have to tell yourself on the way to work, so be it. ;-)
"It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got." - Sheryl Crow