Aphorism Watch: Do What You Love, Love What You Do

Just recently I've run across a number of essays debunking the aphorism, "Do what you love, love what you do." (Here's Leah Libresco's take on it.) The gist of these essays seems to be that large corporations are encouraging their employees to look on the work they do as the most fulfilling part of their lives. If they are really doing what they love, they'll work long hours and won't require much of a personal life outside of work.I agree with Leah that this is nuts. There is life and … [Read more...]