Love What You Do

Scholarship Entrant: Rita from Caro, MI
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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Steve Jobs believed, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” That quote of Steve Jobs is the most accurate statement one can say about how important it is to love what you do. However, what is it that you love most? Most people work a mediocre job their entire life because they don’t even know what it is they love to do. I have realized the things I love most in life are things that wouldn’t fall under a “normal” job. Which is probably how many average Americans feel.
I love boating, swimming, waterskiing, snow skiing, running, socializing, organizing, sleeping, and living life. It would be amazing to earn doing those things on a daily basis. But, how could I earn a living doing what I love most doing those things? I came to realize that doing all of those things as my actual living isn’t what would make me happy and change the world. Nobody wants to do what they love most as a living. It soon becomes work and not as enjoyable. For example, if someone loves eating ice cream and they got a career taste testing ice cream they would no longer love ice cream. In my opinion, I feel the same would happen in any other scenario.
How would it change the world? It would bring people pure joy for a while. However, it would bring boredom, which is what many people find their current jobs, boring. The world would “crash and burn.” Nobody would want to do the necessary dirty, stressful, painful, hardworking, emotional jobs that need to be done in society. The economy would most likely be even worse off. The idea of earning a living doing what you love most sounds amazing at first. However, once you think further into it, it wouldn’t be that great in the end.

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