You’re Not Meant to Do What You Love
Brianna Wiest

But what about the people who aren’t good at anythiiing and who have no skiiills. Or at least have no marketable skills.

I can be a very negative person when it comes up. I am very negatively positive, or positively negative. Look, I guess what I’m saying is if I was a magnet we’d have perpetual motion, but that’s not my point. You lost me at “meant to do” and lost me even more at “blueprint for your destiny”. Many skills are a product of the environment. Not all, of course.

Example of me: I used to be pretty good at math in school (haven’t done it in years so not so much anymore), and I have a good memory. But my outlook on life would make a career focused on that pretty impossible. I would probably fail due to what I’m going to call anti-skills. I have the focus of a fly and an outlook roughly equivalent to a hamster wheel.

Of course, I’m young. I gotta move forward. I am at least optimistic…ly pessimistic. I also can’t imagine being over 40 and having gotten nowhere. I suppose this article can be good for contingency plans if you’re unable to forge new skills, but just make sure your contingency plans are better than mine (which are something like “lie and cheat and steal to become rich and a terrible person”). Yep, I’m pessimistically optimistic.

(I was going to leave it there, but I read a comment that said it boils down to “love what you do” not “do what you love” and guess what, I’ve had a day job for several years and ended up basically politically against the very thing I do, so that’s something, I guess. I’m just crazy, I suppose, because I’ll hate what I do unless I do what I love but I’m going to be happy on average anyway because I’m doing what I love even if it goes nowhere. So. You don’t need success to do what you love.)