• Just found this article via @the99percent:
    http://calnewport.com/blog/2010/09/10/the-danger-of-the-dream-job-delusion/

    Another interesting take on the complexities of passion. I think Cal is right to look beyond the simplistic “follow your passion” advice and seek out a more enlightened path to fulfilment. For example:

    “This is where the dream job trope becomes dangerous. The more you’re bombarded with messages promoting the dream job path to happiness, the more likely you are to ossify your view of the working world into normal boring jobs vs. exciting dream jobs. Once you’ve made this division, you’re much less likely to start investing the hard, unsexy, longterm work into your current career needed to grow it into something deeply fulfilling. You’ll instead save this mental energy for your vague day dreams of starting a small town wine store or teaching surfing in Cabo.”