Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Follow Your Bliss—Sort Of

Megan McArdle has a good piece about that commencement address that Steve Jobs gave at Stanford several years ago.
Steve Jobs', um, job, is to tell graduates how they could be Steve Jobs. And if they are to have any chance, they do indeed need to follow their bliss and take risks rather than settling down to a degree in accounting.

But not everyone has the potential to be Steve Jobs. Not just because most people are rather more ordinary, but because there are a limited number of jobs that are really fun, greatly admired, and fairly well remunerated, which is what most people want.
She's got some valuable, mature, adult advice. It's a good read.

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