By Thomas Martin, originally posted on the Center for Faith and Work.

Seemingly positive and beneficial personal beliefs and aphorisms, such as Do What You Love, have consequences for the wider culture, as Miya Tokumitsu shows us in her article published in Slate. In the same way that doing what you love can be damaging if unchecked, Sam Polk describes first-hand how doing it For the Love of Money can have personal and social consequences. The virtues of self-criticism and self-doubt, anathema in our success-driven culture, are necessary checks on the out-of-control belief systems of otherwise well-meaning individuals.

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