Tag Archives: purpose

The Problem With The “Do What You Love” Way of Life

You know the list – run a marathon, write a book, do a MBA, work at so and so, travel to France, start your own business and so forth. Should you make an effort to do that unending list of things that “they” claim will make you happy, successful, accomplished?

Eric Karjaluoto, the writer of the article “Forget Self-Improvement,”  argues very eloquently that perhaps you shouldn’t. Karjaluto makes a compelling argument for the already compelling idea of abandoning a life of doing unpleasant things you don’t love, to do things you truly love. Continue reading The Problem With The “Do What You Love” Way of Life

Drowning In Fun (Are you striking the necessary balance?)

So what if you don’t speak Arabic? You have Google Chrome don’t you? So what if you can’t spell perfectly? Doesn’t spell check come standard? So what if you were born poor without a giant library full of encyclopedias? Wikipedia.

This is a screenshot. I'm sure you have seen this before (or maybe you need a plugin)

Do you really have any valid excuses for failing to do more, go further, climb higher and press farther than your parents, and their parents? If so, what are they? If not, why don’t we?

Here are some phenomenal things you and I may be taking for granted: Continue reading Drowning In Fun (Are you striking the necessary balance?)