Do What You Love

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28/05/13 Carl McCoy: Dear Grads, Don't 'Do What You Love' - Dow Jones Reprints: This copy is f or y our personal, non-commercial use only . To order presentation-ready copies f or distribution to y our colleagues, clients or customers, use the Order Reprints tool at the bottom of any article or v isit See a sample reprint in PDF f ormat. Order a reprint of this article now OPINION May 27, 2013, 6:45 p.m. ET Carl McCoy: Dear Grads, Don't 'Do What You Love' College commencement speakers who routinely urge young people to follow their passions may not be doing them a favor. By CA RL MCCOY This month, commencement speakers across the country are exhorting graduates not to settle. They are urged…show more content…
When diplomas are being handed out, though, it might be worthwhile for graduates—and the rest of us—if the popular "do what you love" message were balanced with a more timeless message to find work that, even in some small way, truly matters. Mr. McCoy is a writer and English language instructor at the Showa Boston Institute for Language and Culture in Boston. His website is A version of this article appeared May 28, 2013, on page A15 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Dear Grads, Don't 'Do What You Love'. Copyright 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. Distribution and use of this material are governed by our Subscriber Agreement and by copyright law . For non-personal use or to order multiple copies, please contact Dow Jones Reprints at 1-800-843-0008 or visit w w w
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