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William MacAskill

William MacAskill is an ethicist at Oxford and Princeton. He's the founder and president of 80,000 Hours, an ethical careers advisory service.
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Why Following Your Passion is Dumb (and Other Career Advice)

April 18, 2013 Here's some bad advice to give at a college commencement: “Follow your passion.” That is the stupidest career advice I’ve ever heard. Why? Because my passion in life is for singing bad karaoke. My friend Dodgy Dave’s passion is for dealing crack cocaine. Some of my friends have many passions....

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