This should be the commencement speech at every college this May.
In this funny and ultimately painful TED Talk, Larry Smith explains why most of us fail to get great jobs or even good jobs. Most of us get what he calls blood sucking, soul destroying jobs
How many of us are looking back over our professional lives right now and know that Smith, a professor of Economics at the University of Waterloo in Canada, is talking right to us? How many of us looked our one clear passion in the eye…then looked away?
Smith says most of us.
Despite the fact that we want great jobs, we will fail. Even those who aspire to just having good jobs will fail. Watch it. Laugh a little. Cry a little, too. Then consider trying to follow your passion.