I disagree with this part, though,
Don’t bother with work you don’t believe in any more than you would a spouse you’re not crazy about, lest you too find yourself on the wrong side of a Baltimore Orioles comparison.
I don’t know what “a Baltimore Orioles comparison” is, but in this economy you must take whatever job you can get. Support yourself without having to take any government “aid”, avoid debt, put in an honest day’s work. It will carry you through. Yes, don’t give up on the work you believe in, but today you’ve got to pay your bills.