Re: Interesting article on "Do what you love"
Originally Posted by ESRBob
Sharing this with my 14 year old. I like it -- hope he finds something useful in there, too! I especially loved the line about the doctor stuck doing work that was chosen by "some teenager", (herself in her youth).
I liked it as well, otherwise I wouldn't have posted it
Seriously though, when I first started reading it, I thought it would be another one of those cliche articles encouraging people to "do what you love" without acknowledging the realities of life. In addition to actually doing so, and as you pointed out, the article also addresses how people get into situations where they aren't doing something they enjoy doing. This is the first time I've seen a "do what you love" article help the reader, in any measurable way, understand how easy it is to get into such situations before
He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it . . . It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. -- The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald