Want to start a startup? To do something well you have to like it. We’ve got it down to four words: “Do what you love. The very idea is why do you want to go to medical school essay to what most of us learn as kids.
And it did not seem to be an accident. The world then was divided into two groups, grownups and kids. Grownups, like some kind of cursed race, had to work. I’m not saying we should let little kids do whatever they want. They may have to be made to work on certain things.
I wanted when I grew up, so long as I enjoyed it. By high school, the prospect of an actual job was on the horizon. But I don’t think the bank manager really did. Why is it conventional to pretend to like what you do?
That’s where the upper-middle class tradition comes from. What a recipe for alienation. I am not suited to this world. The most dangerous liars can be the kids’ own parents. Surely one had to force oneself to work on them. Then you want to do something else—even something mindless. I put the lower bound there for practical reasons.
This doesn’t mean you have to make something. What there has to be is a test. You shouldn’t worry about prestige. Prestige is the opinion of the rest of the world.