What You Like and What You Would Like to Like

In this nice compilation Maria discusses How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love. I am never tired of reading this and every time I read it, it triggers a different set of thoughts.  In this iteration, I latched on to “what you like vs what you would like to like” by Paul Graham. Here is a bit of context.

Prestige is like a powerful magnet that warps even your beliefs about what you enjoy. It causes you to work not on what you like, but what you’d like to like. – Paul Graham

I think you have a gut feel for what you like. You may have it early in life or you may discover it, as you progress through life. What you would like to like may be dictated by factors other than yourself.

What about you? If you sit back and think about it a bit, do you see the difference in your case?

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