Stop Telling Us to ‘Do What We Love’

Check out this thought-provoking post from the Novelty Revisions blog on the downside of being told to do what we love

Meg Dowell Writes

Growing up, I heard so many people tell me to “do what I loved.”

That gave me the wrong idea of what living in the world as an adult actually meant. I’m pretty sure there was a point at which I really thought I could write all day every day, with no outside obligations, never having to do anything I didn’t want to do or write anything I did not want to write.

Someone on the internet called out this flawed advice recently, and it really spoke to me.

They said something along the lines of, if I did what I loved, I’d just sit in bed eating Doritos and watching Netflix all day.

I mean, that’s what I’d do.

No matter how many successful entrepreneurs or motivational speakers tell you how much they love what they do every day, no one — NO ONE — loves everything all the…

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