If the only reason you work is to make money, I don’t call that work ethic at all. I call it a fear of being broke. It’s like saying the only reason you don’t rape and murder is for fear of going to prison.
If You Think Free Money Kills Work Ethic, Your Definition of “Work” Is Horrible.

That’s an apt comparison, Ben. It’s shocking but also shockingly true.

The argument put another way is that a paycheque is not a reward,but the work itself is a reward. Just being able to do work you love is the prize — the money is icing on the cake.

Thanks for the post, Ben, and the great content.