“Do what you love!”

Does anybody else think it’s bizarre that the vision of self-actualization as becoming able to pour your entire creative output into capitalism is so popular these days?

Who’s more ‘self-actualized’: a programmer, nonprofit employee, etc. whose entire life and productive output revolves around his day job, or Philip Glass when he had a day job at a moving company?

And who has an interest in promoting the first vision over the second?

3 responses to ““Do what you love!”

  1. spottedtoad June 26, 2016 at 1:49 am

    When Philip Glass was driving a cab, he had already won some composing competitions. He picked up a couple at Lincoln Center once and the lady said, did you know you have the same name as a very famous composer? He said he didn’t have the heart to tell her.

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  3. Johnny Bits June 26, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Great insight. I came to this conclusion after the realization that any “do what you love” career I might find would inevitably involve compromising values for shekels. The potential for true self actualization is much higher if it is 100% uncompromised, even if that means the activity is necessarily part time.

    The people ZOG pushes as self actualized are generally just run-of-the-mill strivers.

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