Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Onion: Find The Thing You're Most Passionate About, Then Do It On Nights And Weekends For The Rest Of Your Life

First of all, am I the only one who, while reading this, hears it narrated in the voice of Cecil Baldwin?
The Onion's Editorial Manager Chet Clem and Pr...
The Onion's Editorial Manager Chet Clem and President Sean Mills (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I can’t stress this enough: Do what you love…in between work commitments, and family commitments, and commitments that tend to pop up and take immediate precedence over doing the thing you love. Because the bottom line is that life is short, and you owe it to yourself to spend the majority of it giving yourself wholly and completely to something you absolutely hate, and 20 minutes here and there doing what you feel you were put on this earth to do.

In March of 2013, David Ferguson (I guess? I don't know how much of The Onion's staff writes under their given names...) wrote this satirical ode to following your dreams in the tiny moments between obligations. I'm really not sure if the ultimate point is a cynical call to just give up already, or an idealistic cry to make your passions a bigger priority than what you might deem an obligation.  Maybe both. Not gonna lie, it's a little depressing to overthink this one.

But if you can avoid overthinking, and think just enough, this is absolutely worth a read.

What do you think? Cynic or idealist?

Updated 8/7/15 to fix typos.

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