This talk was given at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 2014 in Cleveland, OH. For more info check out wmcfest.com - Panelists include James T Green, Sharlene King, Megan Cook, Grace Bonney, Melody Kramer, Jessica Jacobs
Is The popular refrain “Do What You Love” is ruining design?
“Do what you love” — it feeds the soul but will it pay the bills? As this dreamer’s mandate has spread from an idealized dream to the driving force in work/life decisions, we are left to wonder — is it ultimately ignorant of life’s harsh realities: that doing what you love and making what you want requires a lot of unlovely doing. Is this popular refrain a privileged ex-post-facto for the already successful? Is it a comforting hymn we all sing as we walk away from that well-paying job into the dark unknown? Or are we really on the verge of a brave new world where doing what you love is the fastest way to getting what you want out of life?