Choose a job that you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

This is supposed to be inspiring, I guess, but it leaves me cold.  Because you know what? Every job has some part of it that is work, that is a slog we trudge through to get back to the fun parts.  And different people find different parts of the job to be work.  This musician may love to spend hours practicing but dread performing, and this teacher may love reading and grading essays but loathe math tests, and this software engineer may adore planning and designing and architecting but be almost completely unable to actually build the product.

So I call shenanigans.  Choose a job that you’re passionate about, with people who are supportive and fun, and help each other with the parts that are work.  Yeah, you’ll have to work.  Everybody has to work.  It’s part of the human condition. But you may be lucky enough to trade “works” with that strange coworker who loves math tests but hates grading essays.

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