We often say to each other, “Do what you’re passionate about, and the money will follow.” But when we look for a job, we often talk about how it pays. In other words, our actions reveal an attitude of the main purpose of a job being money: that, then, is our livelihood. [1] But if we truly mean our statement that passion comes before money, then we should also change our attitude about our jobs and what it provides. It provides then an outlet for our passions, not money. This, then, is a different sort of livelihood, the livelihood of fulfillment versus money/materialism.

Closing Thoughts

A quote:

Man lives three days without water, five minutes without air, but not a second without hope.

— Unknown

[1] Yes, for the purposes of this argument, I’m assuming that your job, whatever that may be, is the source of your livelihood