The Downsides of Loving Your Job

A week ago we talked about young people centering their identities around their work less and less, but a few insightful readers commented about fields of work where the trend is the opposite: you have great passion for your work, it’s a part of who you are, and it bleeds into your life. This is on one hand what many people go their whole lives wanting and never find — work you love, that you’re passionate about, that you can’t stop thinking about! On the other hand, your very passion can prevent you from recognizing unfair situations, or asking for better pay, or having a life outside of work.