I forgot that the reason you get “paid” to do “jobs” is because it’s not something you’d leap up out of bed in the morning raring to do, without the carrot of filthy lucre leading you on … “Real work” for me is something you just do as a consequence of being who you are and doing what you do, towards something you believe in — with money as mere byproduct … Someone told me this anecdote recently: You ask two workers laying bricks what they’re doing — they’re both doing the same thing — and one guy says “I’m laying bricks” while the other guy says “I’m building a cathedral.”

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