How to do what you love

In the spirit of the previous Math Club, we thought should read the thought provoking essay by Paul Graham entitled “How to do what you love“.  For example, he writes:

Do what you love doesn’t mean, do what you would like to do most this second. Even Einstein probably had moments when he wanted to have a cup of coffee, but told himself he ought to finish what he was working on first.


The rule about doing what you love assumes a certain length of time. It doesn’t mean, do what will make you happiest this second, but what will make you happiest over some longer period, like a week or a month.

Unproductive pleasures pall eventually. After a while you get tired of lying on the beach. If you want to stay happy, you have to do something.

— From Paul Graham’s essay.

Good advice.