The Insidious Myth of the “Dream Job”

What’s your dream job? That thing you want to do for the rest of your life, the job that gives your life meaning and value? 

The idea of a “dream job” is capitalist propaganda meant to make us think that we can only find meaning in our lives through work, and I’m calling it out. 

The truth is that there is no real dream job, not for most of us. Even the most glamorous jobs can have horrible bosses, ungodly hours, or low pay.

There is No “Dream Job”

Some people may actually think that their job is a dream. Perhaps they are a researcher figuring out how to send a person to Mars.

Some People Do Live the Dream

There might be a minuscule number of people who truly have dream jobs, but that doesn’t make them any less mythical or out of reach for most of us.

It’s Not True for Most of Us

If you’ve found a way to live your passion, don’t let me tell you otherwise. That’s what we’re all about!

What to Do Instead

When choosing a career, instead of going with the old adage of choosing what you love, choose a career path that will pay you a lot.

How Do I Do That?