there are two ways to do it
first, you can tell the world what you need to get good at
picking how you spend most of your time (work) based on others
get good at it,
and then feel passionate and useful to the world
or, you can try a bunch of different things
in a pursuit guided by interest
and end up on something you can’t help wanting to spend time on
then, you enjoy the process of getting better at it
and becoming useful to the world comes as a nice surprise,
but it seems much less important
because you learned to love the process.
This is a poem that is really important to me, because I care and worry deeply for many of my friends who are entering jobs that they don’t actually like that they are in because of money, power, their parents, or all three, and are forcing themselves through a painful dip, where the pain is entirely necessary.
If only school taught us that it was possible to find work you love.