The Name Of Love, Miya Tokumitsu Protests Against The Do What You Love?

1008 Words Sep 12th, 2016 5 Pages
Loving What You Do

Many people are aspired to go out and do what they love, but have any of these people realized the consequence of doing so? In the article “In the Name of Love” Miya Tokumitsu protests against the do what you love (DWYL) concept along with the well-known speech given by Steve Jobs. Tokumitsu, who has a doctorate in Art History, disagrees with Jobs and goes on to say “The problem is it (DWYL) leads not to salvation but to the devaluation of actual work, including the very work it pretends to elevate - and the dehumanization of the vast majority of laborers.” By using persuasion, Tokumitsu has the readers rethinking the idea of DWYL and has them realize that their actions affect others too. Tokumitsu does a good job at explaining her reason against DWYL. I agree that DWYL affects us in the workplace but I believe that even though we don’t get to do what we love that there are things that we can do to make our work life more enjoyable.

DWYL seems to be harmless but in Tokumitsu’s article “In the Name of Love” she explains that DWYL often blinds many of us from seeing the harsh reality of working conditions. Tokumitsu is able to recognize that when we’re out pursuing what we love, we leave the hard working laborer left to do unenjoyable work that no one wants to do. Unenjoyable work, as Tokumitsu describes, is one of two categories, one which is loveable work and one which is not. People in the loveable work category are seen as wealthy and…

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