My dear,

Believing that hard-work is the path you must endure to get to ‘easy-work’ (work you love) is like believing that self inflicted thirst leads to quenching.

If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.

They do that with all wonderful things don’t they? They don’t usually share this much wonderful things with the rest of the world… So kind of them. (Realize, I am being entirely sarcastic.)

What we must pursue is smart-work. Work that’s educated enough to take care of itself in the long run.

Falsely yours,
Joseph Lane Kirkland