“There is an ugliness in being paid for work one does not like,” Anaïs Nin.
Suppose you were financially independent and were perfectly free to do anything you wanted, what would you do, if anything? I know what i d do, id eat and travel exotic and unknown! id paint and photgraph, id learn exotic and easy handicrafts, id play with animals and keep a zoo or help buildone, id explore underwater and the air mileage. id learn different languages, id like to live more civilised and happier, id help explore new ways to educate quickly!!! id be able to tell great stories!!! and teach people how to live better w less and people would pay more attention cos id have known more!!!!!!!
Most [people] have the ridiculous notion that anything they do which produces an income is work — and that anything they do outside ‘working’ hours is play. There is no logic to that. Your life is too short and too valuable to fritter away in work. If you don’t get out now, you may end up like the frog that is placed in a pot of fresh water on the stove. As the temperature is gradually increased, the frog feels restless and uncomfortable, but not uncomfortable enough to jump out. Without being aware that a chance is taking place, be is gradually lulled into unconsciousness. William J. Reilly admonishes against the toxic “should”-culture we live in, arguably all the more pronounced today:
Actually, there is only one way in this world to achieve true happiness, and that is to express yourself with all your skill and enthusiasm in a career that appeals to you more than any other. In such a career, you feel a sense of purpose, a sense of achievement. You feel you are making a contribution. It is not work. -so true!!! To my mind, the world would be a much pleasanter and more civilized place to live in, if everyone resolved to pursue whatever is closest to his heart’s desire. We would be more creative and our productivity would be vastly increased. Altogether too much emphasis, I think, is being placed on what we ought to do, rather than what we want to do