In Defense of Doing What You Love

There’s a backlash growing against the idea that people should “do what they love” or “follow their passion”. It smells a bit of privilege and hedonism, like your life should just be this beautiful happy carefree journey with no problems and joy all the time.

I think this misses some of the deeper aspects of what happens when you work on the things you love—lessons that lead to a more satisfying existence that can be applied elsewhere even if you don’t get to make a living doing those things.

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