Happy at work, happy indeed
By Jean Ricot Dormeus
My father had a passion for his work as a farmer. His leisure time would not satisfy him without some activity related to his farms. I had thought that happiness at work was a matter of course. Then I came to realize that most workers endure their work instead of enjoying it. They hardly feel relaxed, satisfied and fulfilled. Yet, at work they must spend most of their time.
It is true that the edenic nature of work has evolved to accommodate sweat, thorns and thistles. It is true that the complexity of work has grown over time. It is true that internal and external attitudes add their own weight to the mix. However, would we opt out of work if we could? If you say yes, think again.
- How would you learn and develop your mind without work?
- How would you keep your body healthy and strong without work?
- How would you get an income to spend the rest of your life comfortably with that partner you love and bring new life on Earth, all that without work?
- How would you alleviate the suffering of that neighbor and express your compassionate self without work?
Thus we welcome work as one of our most faithful and beneficial companions. The more we love it and take pleasure in it, the more success we will attract and the more good we will do to our fellow men and women. Is it easy to nurture such a work loving attitude? You be the judge. More importantly, you will live a happy life if you enjoy your work; for happy at work, happy indeed.
Jean Ricot Dormeus
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