Saturday, October 13, 2007

Untangle the Web Yourself

I promised Joy I'd read David's blog and comment on it. Harshly.

I read it, and found nothing special. In fact, I'd only point out something.

He talks about career (dis)satisfaction as one of the main causes of discontent in more advanced countries. Having lots of money (alone) cannot make you happy.

True, but Steve Jobs, my new idol, spoke to Stanford a couple of years back, and I'll let his speech speak for itself:
I'm pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn't been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle.
By the way, David, it's spelled "deterrents".

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