This is really good, read the whole thing. Telling people to “do what you love” not only devalues the kind of work that doesn’t inspire love (which is the kind of work most of us end up doing), but also perpetuates the idea that “love” is compensation enough for work, and money is sort of a side benefit.
Personally I think it’d be good if people could at least like what they do, because if you’re going to spend most of your waking life doing one thing it should be something you don’t actively hate. But regardless of how much affection workers have for their jobs, they need to be paid a living wage. All of them. The vast majority of people are not working because they love what they’re doing and would do it anyway. They’re working to survive.
Thought via Path
For V-Day my husband continues to give me a secure, happy, healthy relationship that doesn’t need a holiday as an excuse to treat me like an Alderaanian princess. – Read on Path.
Listening to Bring On the Men (from Jekyll & Hyde: The Gothic Musical Thriller) by Linda Eder
Now THIS is a great song for today, in case you needed one ladies. – Preview it on Path.