"One may easily be led into error in basing any conclusion on the general vocation of a people," said Metrov, interrupting Levin.
But he went on explaining his own idea that the Russian laborer has a quite special view of the land, different from that of other people; and to support this proposition he made haste to add that in his opinion this attitude of the Russian peasant was due to the consciousness of his vocation to people vast unoccupied expanses in the East.
"If it were only a passing fancy or a passion, if it were only this attraction—this mutual attraction (I can call it a mutual attraction), but if I felt that it was in contradiction with the whole bent of my life—if I felt that in giving way to this attraction I should be false to my vocation and my duty…. but it’s not so.
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She not only changed jobs, she changed vocations.
Took a series of interest, aptitude, and personality tests to choose a good vocation.