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10-27-2012, 11:49 AM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Geographical Oddity
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This is also not necessarily a black and white issue. Just like other professions, you can love what you do, to the point where it is something that you'd be doing as a hobby either way, but still have some of the joy sucked out of it due to it also being your livelihood. There is a whole greyscale in between only being there for love of the game, and only being there to build your bank account. As with anything, the overwhelming majority of players likely fall in that grey area, and likely float around between the two extremes over time.
I worked for years in an industry I loved, doing something I still do on my own time for my own enjoyment.
That doesn't mean that there weren't days/months/weeks where I hated getting up in the morning and going to work,
and other days/weeks/months where I couldn't wait to get at it.
... but you have to admit it would have made it much easier getting up in the morning if you were making $2.3m for 9 months work, right?
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