“You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing, to go on living, to do things you don’t like doing. Which is stupid!”
Here’s something I think about almost obsessively — how to earn a living doing the things you love. I was raised by a mother who said, “If you like doing something, why would someone pay you to do it?” This video is a very succinct insight into why I’ve come to disagree:
“If you do really like what you’re doing, it doesn’t matter what it is, you can eventually become a master at it. That’s the only way to become a master of something, to be really with it. And then you’ll be able to get a good fee for whatever it is.”
Do you believe this? Or do you think people are too often trapped by their circumstances, and that this is an overly privileged way of viewing the world?
Then again, as my friend Fiona says, “If we have the luxury of having the option, it’s almost an injustice not to take it.”
What do you think?
(via the genius Brain Pickings)