"'Do what you love' is a secret handshake of the privileged and a worldview that disguises its elitism as noble self-betterment. According to this way of thinking, labor is not something one does for compensation but is an act of love. If profit doesn’t happen to follow, presumably it is because the worker’s passion and determination were insufficient. Its real achievement is making workers believe their labor serves the self and not the marketplace."
Do what you love, love what you do: An omnipresent mantra that’s bad for work and workers. (via lastuli)
This is what I hate about the webcomics “business-peddling” industry. It lets down so many burgeoning creators when the money doesn’t immediately start flowing.
ETA: Had another thought. This is really also a secret handshake among the boomers. When they try to pass on this maxim to the millennials, it inevitably creates confusion and frustration among a generation who is poorer than their predecessors. It’s like we’ve failed them simply by being part of this generation.
Josh Says: Bullshit
(Source: indefensible, via swegener)