For last month’s issue of Together magazine, I question whether the advice of “doing what you love” as a career is as helpful as it appears. I always thought it was and I wrote about it in a previous post. Below is an excerpt of the magazine article:
“Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.” The plummy voice of Alan Watts (the English author and speaker best remembered for bringing Eastern philosophy to the West) does haunt me. This line in the video ‘What if money was no object?’ sent me into a bit of a tizzy when I first watched it a year ago. It made me call into question what I really desired from life.
Read more (p. 15-16 of Pdf version)