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Discussion on: Passionate or not passionate, that is the question?

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Itamar Turner-Trauring

"Passion" often is code word for "we want you to work 80 hour weeks." So that's one problem with the term.

More broadly, Avdi argues it's a very bad word to use when talking about your job (see

So a better question might be "why should I keep up with technology, and how?"

For many people the answer is not "passion", it's career. In which case you don't need to care about the technology inherently, you just need to optimize for "I need to make sure I'm learning so I can do my work well, and so I can continue to find jobs as the industry changes." This is best served IMO by learning on the job (