The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Interestingly, they are all antifragile – the more you get of any, the more you crave it.
Let’s talk about salaries. By the way, I am also currently a salary earner.
A salary has a way of turning your passion into a drag. That is not the reason salaries where created, but it’s an outcome of that creation.
A salary puts you in a box, and you start the rat race of trying to be at the top of that box. You have to always compare and compete, due to seemingly limited resources, thus limiting the creative side of you that promotes limitless opportunities.
If you can, avoid tainting your passion with a salary.
If you can’t, consciously create time and space to be untainted.
A person that loves to travel, loses some of that passion, when he’s paid a salary to travel. This is partly because the payer dictates time, space, direction and magnitude. Same applies for most passions.
I have a passion for sharing the thoughts I think posterity might find useful. I share in my time, space, direction and magnitude. I have designed it to ensure I am not burdened by constantly checking number of views, clicks, comments or likes.
I once shared this thought differently in my poem – Creativity Relief Outlet.
I will share this thought again in the future, as a reminder to myself. Hopefully, it helps you too.
– Osasu Oviawe