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What Doesn't Seem Like Work?

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Paul Graham
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Very seldom do people know from an early age what they want to do for a living. Guidance: - Things that feel like work to other people, but not you, make a great choice of career. - Example 1: - Some people would never volunteer to debug a program, yet you might actually enjoy debugging and the satisfaction it brings. Being a coder could be a suitable career for you. - Example 2: - Whereas many people may get bored of math problems, PG's father loved it and built a career modeling nuclear reactors. The stranger your interests seem to someone else, the more likely it is that your interest is worth exploring. When wondering what to work on, ask yourself the following: “What seems like work to other people that doesn't seem like work to you?”

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