Young adults get a lot of career advice, advice along the lines of “find your passion”, “love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life,” etc. It sounds great, but for most of us, I’m calling bullshit.
For one, no matter how much you love your job, some days will be work. And for others, turning their passion into their job just causes them to lose the passion.
So, no, for those of you who are wondering, you don’t have to love your job. You have to like it well enough to go back on Monday.