Originally Posted by L'Incandescent
Maybe I am just lucky, but I love what I do for a living. I work really long hours, to where people who know me call me a workaholic, but it really doesn't feel like work, in the bad sense of the term. Every morning I wake up looking forward to the work I'll do that day. If I ever retire, I'll probably keep doing the same sorts of things I'm doing now.
I understand that happens for some people. The problem a lot of Millenials are having right now is that they think the default
work condition should be "love what you do each and every day." It's a rude awakening when you find out that "doing what you love" doesn't pay the bills, and what does pay the bills kinda sucks some of the kind. Relatively few of us are interested in, and good enough at, the kind of things that allow you to get jobs that are deeply enjoyable on a regular basis. People are giving up on good solid careers because they still "feel like work", and that's probably not realistic for most of them.