I am grateful that I truly love my work, and I hope that my example is enough for my children. I worry, however, that what our educational system teaches is “all wretch and no vomit,” as Alan Watts says in this VERY inspirational video. Even if our kids go to an outstanding school—or maybe especially when our kids go to outstanding schools—somehow they still must learn who they are and what they want in life. Clearly there is little value in being an elite performer in a field you don’t love, or an achiever who doesn’t feel joy in the journey to achievement.
Hat tip to Tara Laposa for making us aware of this video!