This post about feeling obligated to turn one’s hobby into a hustle sums up why I am so skeptical of the “Do what you love!” crowd.

Maybe this advice was valid at some point, but the optimization zealots who insist we have to quantify and crush every last part of our lives have poisoned it. I feel like we are are the point where we need books and conference sessions encouraging people to be okay with being average and enjoying the inefficient aspects of their lives.