March 18, 2010

10 Ways To Tell If Working Meaningless Jobs From Childhood to Old Age Might Not Be For You


Some people like to be busy. Work gives us a regular, knowable schedule and routine that appeases the Rain Man residing in all of us. Work can help us feel safe and secure, but it is often dull, meaningless, and repetitive.

My father, after he retired, continued to teach voluntarily in positions overseas. He loved his work so much he did it for free. If you have a job you enjoy, rather than just tolerate, great. In my experience, this does not describe the majority of people.

Do you do work that you would continue to do even if you weren't getting paid? I would like to hear about it.

For the rest, I give you:

10 Ways To Tell If Working Meaningless Jobs From
Childhood to Old Age Might Not Be For You



1. You describe yourself as an independent and creative soul.

2. You were born a lifeaholic, not a workaholic.

3. You don't want the cheese; you just want to get out of the trap.

4. You know you can increase your cash on hand by spending less, or working more... and working more is not an option.

5. You like to challenge traditional ways of living and thinking.

6. You agree with the words of Bertrand Russell: "To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the best product of civilization."

7. You are receptive to the concept that we can achieve more if we relax, enjoy life more, forget about what the majority in society thinks is important, and focus on the things that really matter.


8. You enjoy doing what you can, where you are at, with what you've got.

9. You like to live simply and frugally.

10. You know that just living well and free can be a full time job.


Inspired by: thejoyofnotworking.com

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