Imagine this 33 year old Virginian getting up to do his work thinking “Oh man. I gotta go work on that stupid declaration of independence.”

Bill McDonough on Thomas Jefferson

Find something more important than you and dedicate your life to it.

Dan Dennent

Paul Graham is one of the clearest thinkers I’ve read. This essay is something everyone should read in high school.

There’s another sense of “not everyone can do work they love” that’s all too true… One has to make a living, and it’s hard to get paid for doing work you love. There are two routes to that destination:

  • The organic route: as you become more eminent, gradually to increase the parts of your job that you like at the expense of those you don’t.
  • The two-job route: to work at things you don’t like to get money to work on things you do.

Paul Graham | How To Do What You Love