0121 - What does Lee want? - 2020.01.27



There are many things that one does not have to enjoy to be good at.

There are many things that one can enjoy while not being good at it.

Enjoyment and proficiency do not require each other, but they are certainly statistically correlated. You'll be more motivated to do something if you enjoy it, you'll learn faster, you'll delve into the details more readily, you accumulate experience more quickly.

Again, the world of Forward is one in which employment is not mandatory. In such a world, you may ask, why would anyone do something they didn't enjoy?

And, of course, there are a wide variety of reasons why one might do something one doesn't enjoy. Perhaps you're motivated to make a big change in the world. Perhaps you know other people love what you do, and you want them to be happy. Perhaps you're motivated to earn yourself a shit-ton of money (something that is still absolutely possible in the twenty-second century economy, despite the geometric asset tax and the aggressive anti-monopoly legislation and the requirement that a certain percentage of any sufficiently large business be publicly owned.)

I don't know about you, but I quite often find myself doing things that I neither enjoy nor am good at for a wide variety of reasons. Lee is not in my situation, thankfully.


0121 - 2167/07/06/13:08 - Lee Caldavera's apartment, Lee's bedroom.
LC: So... not that I would ever want to... do something like that.... but could you teach me to be a sexual service provider, Zoa?
Zoa: Mmmm....... yes and no and no.
LC: Yes?
Zoa: Yes, I could teach you tips and tricks for how to negotiate prices and please a client, the actual physical work of being a professional orifice-for-hire.
LC: ...but no.
Zoa: But no, being a human sexual service provider requires years of education, training, and certification. I am not able to officially provide you with that certification, even assuming I could sit you down and educate you on something that isn't cartoon cats.
LC: And another no?
Zoa: What do you want right now, Lee?
LC: What do I want?
Zoa: Right now. If you could have anything, right here, right now, what would you want?
LC: Uh... a nap. Cuddles. Maybe warm milk.
Zoa: You don't want a stranger to come in here and fuck you in the esophagus?
LC: I most definitely do not want that.
Zoa: Well, that's what I can't teach.