So I know that the choice to leave or not academia is a fully personal choice. What I would like to hear is your experience. Basically, focusing on the web I think that there is a strong bias on one side, i.e., not leaving academia, since mainly tenures or people staying in academia make posts on this. And also on the other side as people having decided to leave academia write posts on "how bad academia is".
My personal curiosity is whether one could carry on the academic path if the subject that he/she is studying is not his/her passion but he/she is pretty good at it. It's like a return to normality. Is it true that only highly motivated people can get a tenure? I mean...every Professor love and has always loved what he/she is doing?