Maximizing: A commentary on social expectations
Everything you do doesn’t have to be productive.
Maybe someone just needs to hear this today.
You don’t need to make money off of your hobby.
Doing something just because you get pleasure out of it, is enough
You don’t have to work every day of the week and drive yourself to the bone.
Look, I think that everyone should be productive on this earth to some degree, but I think in western culture we’ve driven it to an extreme where our very lives have become a brand and everything has to be cool and have the ability to be monetized.
That’s a big reason why I do patreon, just because I like sharing with people and some of my favorite moments in life are over sweet, deep, genuine conversation. That might not be someone elses idea of fun, but that’s kind of my point. Your idea of fun doesn’t have to look like someone elses.
Being overstressed and overworked is a huge problem. It’s like if you’re not going to school, working three jobs, working out, having a vibrant social life you’re behind, but maybe we need to change our expectations. We need to be picky about what we put on our plate.
Alls to say, you don’t have to make money off of something for it to have value to you.