I am in an introspective point in my career where I enjoy my work, but I wouldn’t say I am passionate about the work that I do or feel that it is particularly meaningful.
I am curious how others have discovered projects, companies or communities that you are passionate about working with/for.
To be clear: I don’t think you must have a purpose or derive meaning from your work, there are tons of people that live happy and meaningful lives regardless of their work. I don’t want to discredit their experience. I am just interested in hearing the experience of people who have found something they are passionate about that they put time and energy towards. Maybe in the form of a day job, maybe not.
I also want to acknowledge this post: https://lobste.rs/s/orbiuh/ask_is_your_work_meaningful There is a ton of wisdom in those comments about what can make your work and life meaningful.