SPOTLIGHT – OUR EDITORIAL
we spend most of our lives working only to go on retirement and spend all our earnings on life. At the end of it all, what was the purpose? We live in a world where money controls our lives and spear heads our happiness.
“We work to have leisure, on which happiness depends.” So said Aristotle. Our leisure is filled with entertainment degenerating into idleness and boredom. Yet that seems to be the pinnacle of life.
We call it…the norm of the day. Ellen Goodman said “normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.”
Is that the true purpose of work?
Money and work is so intertwined it has cloud our search for purpose and meaning of life. We’ve given up our sole purpose for paychecks and made to believe our work is our passion. We are soul-caged into believing having a nice home for the family and leisure is the comfort we all need. They end up saying somethings are just good in themselves.
We wonder why after all the wealth, we still feel empty seeking for something higher. One way to kill your dreams is to believe the purpose of work is money. Why keep yourself rooted in a work pattern each day for 5 days till the end of the year only to repeat the same routine next year and all for what…a paycheck? At the end of it all, what would you have missed?
We are so motivated by selfishness and the desire to be served rather than to serve. We will do anything to earn that paycheck even if it means forgetting the needs of others.
Want to know the purpose of work? Serve your neighbor.
The purpose of the farmer to till the ground to provide food to sustain his neighbor’s life. That is the purpose of work. You have a talent. You have a gift. Use that to serve your neighbor. Your work needs to fulfill your purpose. If your current job is not fulfilling your job, then ask yourself this question, by this time next year, will you be happier than you are today? Will you be more fulfilled?
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