Have you heard of David Graeber’s Bullshit Jobs? In the later chapters, he discussed how our conception of work has been trasvalued insofar as the value of work isn’t about ‘what you’re good at’ or ‘what you get paid for’. Our virtue of ‘work’ is not so much Ikigai-ish, but what we’re willing to suffer for.

Here’s the paradox of the virtue: if you love something, you shouldn’t really be expecting to be paid for it. If you’re expecting to get paid, then you’re really passionate about your job (you want the money).