The Case Against PassionQuicklink submitted by Rob Kall Permalink
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|the real question is who this vogue for romantic attachment to one's work really serves. Faking passion in job interviews seems to be as necessary as faking orgasms is in some relationships. being emotionally invested in career success as the proof of one's worth makes people exploitable. Like myself, today's twentysomethings were raised to find our dreams and follow them. But it's a different world. And as the jobless generation grows up, we realize the grand betrayal of the false idols of passion. This philosophy no longer works for us, or at most, feels incomplete. So what do we do? I propose a different frame of reference: Forget about finding your passion. Instead, focus on finding big problems. Putting problems at the center of our decision-making changes everything. It's not about the self anymore. It's about what you can do and how you can be a valuable contributor.|
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