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We were all lied to in our youth

While I'm waiting to use a non-bloodstained-looking dryer, I'll make a post here that's not a Shanghai trip log post.

This post is about "finding work you love."

There's no such thing, is there? It's more like "finding something you like doing so much that the other crackopia doesn't matter."

Seriously, right? Every job out there has a side to it that is just.. well, less than awesome. And the thing of it is, a lot of us just kind of plow through whatever it is.. either because we have to in order to continue in the line of work chosen, or because we just want to get the fuchernal day over with so we can go home and forget about it.

"I want to be a nurse because I want to help people."

"I love working with kids, so I'm going to be a teacher."

"I'm good at computers, so I'm going to work at x software firm."

Now. Don't have to stretch the imagination too much to come up with portions of jobs like those that no one told you about before you chose the profession. Or maybe you were warned beforehand, but you figure you'll roll with the punches.

Darnfunnit though, doesn't it SUCK?

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sideofzen
Dec. 2nd, 2008 10:55 am (UTC)
I happily count myself in the category of those who love their job. Some times it is a bit monotonous, and can bit a exhausting and stressful occasionally, but you know what? It doesn't matter. Because in the end, I love what I do and I want to go back every day and do it. I could have left my job for a position that offered more hours and more pay this year, but I didn't because I love where I am.

I stumbled into this job. I didn't chose it, it chose me. So, *shrug*
rsuenaga
Dec. 3rd, 2008 06:48 am (UTC)
Well... I dunno. I'm not sure it's "find work you love" as much as figure out what you were born to do.

I was born to do a social worker. There's nothing else I could do professionally. If I wasn't a social worker, I'd be homeless, on the street, with a cardboard sign that says "Will social work for food."

Doesn't mean I love it, just means I know what I was put on earth to do.
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