Rhetorical Analysis Of Do You Do What You Love By Jeff Haden

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Jeff Haden’s “DO WHAT YOU LOVE? #@&** THAT!” is a counter argument to Steve Jobs speech to Stanford graduates expressing them to follow their hearts. Haden immediately explains how that is the worst advice you can give a young individual. He then formats his article with bold headlines, so the reader can easily identify his key points. All his key points include various forms of “passion” and how an individual might not always get paid for theirs. Haden suggests career passions are hard to come by and how one must invest a considerable amount of time and dedication to achieve. He talks about the importance of having a strong work ethic and how mastering a certain skill over time will develop a passion. Thanks to Aristotle and his three appeals of logos, ethos, and pathos we can further evaluate Haden’s article. He effectively used logos and ethos to his…show more content…
He says you should find something that interests you, but something you can expand on. A solid platform to start your journey, while also being rational and realistic to your goals and future. Job emphasized the importance of finding what you love regardless of the consequences. Other than Haden’s opening title, he was respectful and didn’t disrespect Steve Jobs. I expected worse and believed his paper would be about targeting Jobs as an individual. But the author focused primarily on the argument. Haden was respectful to his opponent, but failed to recognize his opponents’ views. Haden is taking a rare stand and going against the status quo. He knows he’s going against the majority and is trying to persuade that his argument is valid and helpful in the long run. He aims to convince us that we all shouldn’t fall for fairy tales or false prophecies. Haden assumes the audience believes in the underdog who can overcome anything, Haden has this powerful mentality and will never put himself in a position where he feels inferior or prone to overcome hard
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