I agree with the points made above- it’s great to have options, to do what you enjoy and create a life tied to giving back.
I think what is often left out of the “Millennial debate” is that this is a first world problem/privilege. I live in a country with an unemployment rate of 40%. In this world, far from Starbucks, laptop wires and Kickstarter campaigns, people will do anything to have the opportunity to sit behind a desk. People will stand and look after cars for hours so that their family of 5 in a shack without electricity can eat the next day.
Sometimes a job isn’t about following a dream or “changing the world” it’s about making enough to survive, commitment and tenacity.
I’m happy for us to work from home and “build dreams”. I’m happy for us to push boundaries and have time for work-life-balance as long as we don’t forget we don’t always know the full story behind people’s desk job vocations.
There IS something to be honoured in sticking it out at a job you hate and providing for those you care about.