Thursday, July 21, 2005

Passion Part 2

As if on cue from my last post, an aphorism from Robert Fripp:
Life is too short to spend time on activities where our passion is not engaged.
I know a lot of people who fundamentally don't enjoy their work. While earning a living is a laudable goal, I think those of us who do really enjoy their work are lucky. Most of my friends who don't enjoy their work envy the passion with which I attack my work. Some of them accuse me of not really working, just enjoying my hobby: that's not true -- it's still work. For my hobby, I would create an entirely different set of software. It still tires me out at the end of the day. But, for the most part, I take joy in the job that I do. I'm lucky.

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