So, I read "Of Human Bondage" this summer, and first of all, I'd like to say that I loved it. It did occasionally get a little slow, but nothing terrible. Mostly, I loved all the questions it forces you to ask. He shows the female artist who dedicates her life to art, but is terrible. Then she dies, and her paintings are worthless, and her family doesn't even seem to care that she lived. The main character talks to his art teacher who tells him that although he has talent, he will never be great. So the MC quits art school and becomes a doctor.
Is it better to sacrifice your life for something that you will never be "great" at, or remembered for, or to give it up and do something you can be successful at?