A few are lucky and realize early on that they love math or taking care of animals or writing, and then figure out a way to spend a lot of time doing it.
But most people start out with a life that's a mix of things that matter and things that don't, and only gradually learn to distinguish between them.
But while some amount of bullshit is inevitably forced on you, the bullshit that sneaks into your life by tricking you is no one's fault but your own.
And yet the bullshit you choose may be harder to eliminate than the bullshit that's forced on you.
Indeed, the law of supply and demand insures that: the more rewarding some kind of work is, the cheaper people will do it.
It may be that less bullshit is forced on you than you think, though. The amount of time you have to spend on bullshit varies between employers.
Things that lure you into wasting your time have to be really good at tricking you.
An example that will be familiar to a lot of people is arguing online. But like a lot of instincts, this one wasn't designed for the world we now live in.
Health is the pivot upon which a man’s whole personality and its well-being depend.
An ailing and aching body saps the enthusiasm for pursuit.