We see stories on TV all the time about people who followed their passion and got fabulously rich doing so. Most of the time they tell whoever’s on the other side of the microphone that they got there by loving what they do and working hard at it. What you don’t hear is that for every one person who got there, there are 999 who didn’t, and are now asking people if they’d like fries with their burger, getting paid minimum wage, and being treated like scum by society. The powers that be can then say “Well, they clearly didn’t work hard enough, anyone who does can make it.” Which is *total* bullshit. You can have the best idea in the world, the cure for cancer, a formula for world peace, cold fusion, etc, work your ass off trying to make it happen, and unless something *really* lucky happens, it’s back to the office with you, did you get the new cover sheet for the TPS report.
So now here we have someone reinforcing the idea that what you like to do, your passion, your dreams, your hopes for a better life than sitting in a cube farm hating your job, are selfish. You need to work harder to get this number to be larger than it is, because it means the stockholders will make more money. Give up on wanting a better life and work harder, because it’s all you deserve for not being born into a rich family, you work-for-a-living scum.