Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Worst Graphic Ever Produced

The mind boggles at the sort of person who thinks this is rational advice for life.

Just out of curiosity, why do you have to be paid for something for it to be a "purpose"?

And why "the world needs it"? What's wrong with supplying things that the world just wants, like music or blog posts?

And why can't you find meaning in something you're just ok at?

And no, I don't think this sort of thing is harmless; I think millions of people suffer real pain because their lives fall short of  this kind of exalted goal. I believe that happiness comes much  more from acceptance of reality than striving for the impossible. If you're one of the people who can get paid for pursuing your passions, great, go for it. But the rest of us need different ways of thinking about life.

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