Work. It is, above all, the word about which your career will revolve for a lifetime. Beginning now you should become not its slave, which is too mean a term, but its partner. Once you are really a co-sharer of existence with your work, that word will lose its repellent aspect. I can only suggest that we often indulge in made work, in false business, to keep from being bored. Or worse still we conceive the idea of working for money. The money becomes the object, the target, the end-all and be-all. Thus work, being important only as a means to that end, degenerates into boredom.
I think busyness is everything–I don’t care what you do as long as you’re busy and as long as you love doing it. Orchestra conductors live to be 90 because they’re vigorous and curious. Curiosity is another important factor–if it takes long to achieve and still offers challenges. Busyness connected to curiosity.