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Online video encouraging having a job you love goes viral

Published: Monday, Nov. 26 2012 3:00 p.m. MST

This 3 minute Facebook video about doing what you love rather than just doing what will make money went viral this week.

Amberlee Lovell, facebook.com

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A three-minute online video about making a career out of what you love rather than what makes money has more than 19,000 likes and 177,282 views after being posted Oct. 14.

"If you say that getting the money is most important, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You'll be doing things you don't like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don't like doing, which is stupid," said Alan Watts, the narrator in the video.

The video, created and posted by Ankith S. Kumar from Mangalore, India, focuses on the controlling factor of money.

Watts asks students, "What would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life?"

He said educational systems train individuals to be miserable by focusing on earning money rather than focusing on something they enjoy and becoming a master at it. Watts said this is an effect that parents teach to their children who then teach it to their own children.

Watts' theory is mirrored in a study done by Right Management in which 44 percent of employees said they were unsatisfied with their job. Only 19 percent were satisfied.

EMAIL: alovell@deseretnews.com

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