Dream Jobs Are a Myth. Here's Why.
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?
That's a trick question! Would any job really be the thing 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
Instead of pursuing a dream job that doesn’t exist that will pay you peanuts, get a crappy job that does exist that will pay you an exorbitant amount of money and quit after 10-15 years.
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.
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