Monday, June 24, 2013

The Separation Between Work and Passion (Or, "Why I Might Be Alright with Passionless Work")

I write about work a lot. Not necessarily whatever my job is at the time, but just working period. I read books about it, watch and listen to podcasts about it. I'm fascinated by the workplace mentality, politics, and outdated practices. We invest the most energy and time into work. Most of us spend most of our lives and most hours in our weeks co-mingling with colleagues, clients, and customers in order to fund our shelter and vices.

One of the prevailing theories about work is that if you do something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. Get paid for your passion.

The jury’s still out on this for me.