“We live in the era of the hustle. Of following our dreams until the end, and then pushing ourselves more. And every time we feel beholden to capitalize on the rare places where our skills and our joy intersect, we underline the idea that financial gain is the ultimate pursuit. If we’re good at it, we should sell it. If we’re good at it and we love it, we should definitely sell it.”
—Molly Conway, The Modern Trap of Turning Hobbies into Hustles
"We don’t have to monetize or optimize or organize our joy.
Hobbies don’t have to be imbued with a purpose beyond our own enjoyment of them.
They, alone, can be enough."