I discovered a blog today, and I just had to share this one paragraph in particular of sheer awesomeness…
“Perhaps some people feel that those standing as candidates to represent us are only a limited selection, that everyone’s centered around a general acceptance of the way the world should be? Well, that seems to be the guiding principle behind the Occupy protests, but within a democratic system, the proper way to secure change is to stand for election and get a popular mandate. Otherwise you are also just unelected, unrepresentative self-appointed people who believe you are right.”
*borrowing from A Practical Wedding 😉
This quotation has been bandied around a lot recently…
“You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.” ~ Steve Jobs
What utter nonsense. People with jobs that are repetitive, stinky, saddening or noisy… Do they love their work? I’m pretty sure I know the answer to that, having experienced a few. But does that make those jobs any less essential to the world? Of course not! To act as if those jobs and the people who do them are somehow less because they’re not the “funnest” ever is frankly offensive.
Not all of us are blessed with genius. We have to pick a job that is within our geographical, educational, physical and intellectual limits and derive satisfaction from a combination of the pay, the relationships we build with colleagues and associates, and the satisfaction that we have done a good job each day. And sure, a countdown until Christmas.
This is exactly the sort of crappy message that keeps people down. If you believe that you are meant to find a job that you “love”, then the pressure is so overwhelming for most people because it’s something that 99.9% of us will never achieve. So we give up. Or worse, we become contestants on X Factor.
Thanks, Melie 😉
Anyway, if only someone would pay me to research Walt Disney World trips…