FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION IS SELFISHNESS AND IMPRACTICAL

Good morning everyone. I woke up this morning with so much joy. Why? Because I was about to post again after about one month of not posting since the blog was being worked upon. During that period, I lost touch with blogging and could not take it anymore at a point. I was really feeling sad and anxious. That’s how much blogging has become my lifestyle. I want to apologize for not posting over a period of time. It was beyond my power. I also want to appreciate those who checked on me personally asking me about the blog. Thank you.

Today, I will explore an interesting topic though it look controversial. It’s about passion.

Following your passion only without considering other people’s needs was tagged selfishness and impractical in Daniel Lapin’s book, “Biblical Business Principles”.

Lapin advised, “Do whatever you have to do to serve your fellow man, if you need to develop a new skill, do so. If you see an unmet need in the market, provide it. If there is an invention that has not been invented but would be useful, build it”.
He explained that whatever you do should provide your fellow man value, which in turn will provide you with wealth.

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He said one event where people are often misled about what to do in life is at Graduation ceremony during Valedictory Speech where the commencement speaker advise young graduate to follow their passion. He opined that this is a terrible and destructive lie.

“The speaker tells the newly minted baccalaureates that they should just follow their hearts and pursue the thing that they most love doing. Do what you love, they say. If they only do what they love, the speaker asserts, they will never have to work a day in their lives because every time they go to work, they will be doing what they love, and that isn’t work at all”. He explained further.

Lapin was of the opinion that they are right about one thing which is “doing what you love is not work”. He encouraged people to think about what the world needs and do it rather than doing what you really like doing, and doing that for the rest of your life, which is selfishness and impractical.

Personally, I believe you should do what you love that the world needs.Follow your passion but ensure that it will be greatly beneficial to mankind.

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8 Beautiful Quotes from Daniel Lapin’s Biblical Business Principles

  1. “Whether you are a writer, plumber, bookkeeper, landscaper, veterinarian whatever you do, you will perform better and make more money, if you learn to use your mouth more effectively than you do now.”
  2. “Life is too complicated for pithy, glib mottos. You can’t make life decisions on the basis of little slogans”.
  3. “Life isn’t a snapshot. Life is like a video”
  4. “Don’t despair your current condition, change it. Remain cheerful. Stay positive”.

5.“Don’t live beyond your means, give beyond your means”.

6.“We are better able to cope with pain and stress when we give of ourselves”.

  1. “Others will see you, the way you see yourself”

8.“We love the people whom we help, more than we love those who help us”.

 

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7 Comments

  • What a nice write up. Keep it up.

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    • Thank you Jide. I sincerely appreciate your comment.

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  • Ok this is good!
    Very good!

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    • Thanks for commenting Tomiwa. So happy you love it.

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  • Beautiful write-up

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    • Thank you

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