What should we be asking ourselves?

 

Question: What should we be asking ourselves?

 

David Chang: I think a question everyone should be asking; it’s funny.  This is a question I get a lot now because they’re like, “Oh David, it seems like you figured out what you want to do.”  Everyone’s like, “I’m so unhappy with my job.  I want to cook.” 

The question you should ask yourself is, “Am I happy?” 

Am I happy all the time?  No.  But do what you want to do. I go back to it.  You’re going to be dead.  You have a very finite time on this earth, and no one’s going to care about what you do.  No one in Bosnia cares about what you’re doing, or in China cares about what you’re doing as long as you don’t become, you know, Pol Pot or, you know, _______. 

Do whatever you want.  I think that’s the thing.  It’s again, cliché; it’s like do something you like to do.  I only say that because it’s like recently I’ve been inundated with that question.  “Give me advice.” 

I don’t know myself.  I’m just trying to figure it out too. 

But I think you should constantly ask yourself like, “Is this what I want to be doing with my life?  Am I happy with it?”

 

"Am I happy?"

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