[Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: [BerkTIPGlobal] Fwd: [CHP] Ode to a Hackerspace... Why are we here?

giovanni_re john_re at fastmail.us
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From: Jim 
To: Hive13 Hackerspace <cincihackerspace at googlegroups.com>
Subject: [CHP] Ode to a Hackerspace...  Why are we here?
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 03:56:04 -0700 (PDT)

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

COMMENTARY • Opinion • ISSUE 49•12 • Mar 20, 2013 By David Ferguson

I have always been a big proponent of following your heart and doing
exactly what you want to do. It sounds so simple, right? But there are
people who spend years—decades, even—trying to find a true sense of
purpose for themselves. My advice? Just find the thing you enjoy doing
more than anything else, your one true passion, and do it for the rest
of your life on nights and weekends when you’re exhausted and cranky and
just want to go to bed.

It could be anything—music, writing, drawing, acting, teaching—it really
doesn’t matter. All that matters is that once you know what you want to
do, you dive in a full 10 percent and spend the other 90 torturing
yourself because you know damn well that it’s far too late to make a
drastic career change, and that you’re stuck on this mind -numbing path
for the rest of your life.

Is there any other way to live ?

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.

Before you get started, though, you need to find the one interest or
activity that truly fulfills you in ways nothing else can. Then, really
immerse yourself in it for a few fleeting moments after an exhausting
10-hour day at a desk job and an excruciating 65-minute commute home.
During nights when all you really want to do is lie down and shut your
eyes for a few precious hours before you have to drag yourself out of
bed for work the next morning, or on weekends when your friends want to
hang out and you’re dying to just lie on your couch and watch TV because
you’re too fatigued to even think straight—these are the times when you
need to do what you enjoy most in life

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Subject: [BerkTIPGlobal] Fwd: [CHP] Ode to a Hackerspace...  Why are we
here?
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:13:54 -0700 

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