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Exclusive! Miya Tokumitsu on Why “Do What You Love” is Misleading

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Miya Tokumitsu never imagined when she wrote the article, “In the Name of Love” for JacobinMag.com that it would be picked up by Slate and quickly become an internet sensation. Since then, Tokumitsu has written DO WHAT YOU LOVE and Other Lies About Success and Happiness (Regan Arts, August 2015) in order to help other people realize where work and life should begin and end. Understanding that the mantra, “Do What You Love,” is sending out mixed signals to those entering the work force is something we, as a society, should become much more aware of. But most importantly, what Tokumitsu wants every working person to realize is that giving your all to your job doesn’t necessarily make you a better employee. Having…

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