RUSH: El Rushbo having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, and that’s because I am doing what I was born to do. Oh! You know what? I’ve often said, “I’m doing what I’m born to do, and that’s why I don’t feel like I’m at work.” I’ve always subscribed to the theory that if you are fortunate enough in life to do what you love, then you’re not really gonna feel like you’re at work. It’s not drudgery. Well, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, delivered a commencement speech at Tulane University this past weekend, and he was noted for saying a controversial thing.
He’s a Baby Boomer. He’s around 60. He said, “My generation has failed you,” and he was talking about climate change. Yeah, I just cringed, ’cause I don’t know how somebody so smart (Tim Cook has gotta be smart) can be so gullible on this. I mean, something that cannot scientifically be proven — and it hasn’t been. It’s only because of computer models. It’s just… I don’t know. You’ve heard me go back and forth about that. But I know that Algore is a member of the Apple board, and Algore has become a gazillionaire promoting this hoax.
So that may be why, and it could well be that Cook knows his audience. You know, Apple, Millennials and so forth, they’re all scared to death of climate change. “If the Apple people think there’s climate change, I want Apple…” Who knows? Could be marketing. But I think he really means it. But he also said something else in his commencement speech. He said to the assembled multitudes graduating from Tulane (paraphrased), “This idea that if you find something to do in life that you love, that you’ll never work a day in your life?
“That is a crock,” he said. “It is hard. Whether you love it or not, doing good work is hard, and it’s not a vacation.” I’m paraphrasing here. And, you know, I’ve always believed in the theory that if you really end up loving what you do, that it’s not the same thing as getting up and hating your job. And if you love it, it’s not work. If you’re willing to do it all the time, it isn’t work — if it’s something you love — and he was debunking that. He was telling the assembled multitudes graduating from Tulane, that is a crock.
And I’ve been thinking about it. I’m undecided on it now as I’m thinking about it. It’s not a big deal, but it’s something that I have always believed ’cause I’ve lived it. You know, I do what I love. I consider myself to be fortunate as heck that the thing I love most, I’m actually able to do more than anything else in life. I can’t imagine having to work at a job I don’t like, and many people do — and if there’s one thing I could change for people, it would be that.
But I’m not denying that it’s hard. It takes commitment. But, you know, the drive to be the best or to pursue excellence is directly linked to the fact that you love what you are doing and that you don’t want to be half-baked at it or whatever. But I don’t think it’s bad. It’s not a mistake to tell people that success is hard work. It’s not just a matter of liking what you do. That’s true.