Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy, is a wealthy man. Larry Flynt, creator of Hustler, is a wealthy congressman. Joe Francis of the Girls Gone Wild franchise, flies around in private jets, and never has to work another day in his life. None of these playboys can claim to be men; men of moral action, men of heroic courage. C’mon you think any one of them would risk their lives out on that beam to provide food and shelter for their wife and kids?
Finding work to support yourself and your family is the primary duty of a man and you will be tempted to pursue shortcuts to meet this goal. Think back on how many times driving you took a shortcut that turned out to be a dead end, or got you lost and then finding your way back and starting your journey over took much longer. It is the same on the road of life; when navigating your responsibilities, there are no shortcuts.
The manufacture, distribution and sale of pornography is not an honorable business that a person of informed moral character should be engaged. Understand that it will always exist, there will always be an appetite for it, there will always be willing participants and there will always be those who see it as a matter of free speech and thus a right. None of that makes it right or honorable, merely legal and tolerated.
Do not compromise your character, integrity or reputation in pursuit of money. Pursue work you like with people you respect and you will enjoy the result. Perform honest, honorable work and do your best and you will reach your well deserved destiny.
Finally, work smart and work hard. I don’t know anyone successful that doesn’t work incredibly hard even if they are working smart. This includes doctors, lawyers, realtors, salesmen, talk radio hosts and restauranteurs – all of the successful ones work hard. If you see someone who appears successful but is not working hard, he is a fraud and you would be wise not to do business with him.