For most people, being a hack – doing routine work for money – is the happiest, simplest and probably even the most authentic way to live.
…The hack’s life is fairly easy. Your work just has to be good enough. You don’t have to put your soul into it and aim for perfection. You know how to do the job, you hand it in and they pay you.
…In short, if you are a hack thinking you were made for higher things, you are probably wrong. Don’t give up the day job. Perhaps your authentic self is the accountant.
That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout.