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~Work is NOT Fun? Gimmie a Break!...Betty White stars in Hot in Cleveland!~

Updated on November 6, 2014
Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali | Source
painting by Salvdor Dali
painting by Salvdor Dali | Source
Betty White
Betty White | Source

A misconception: Work is not Fun

Fortunately, this myth is being deprogrammed more and more because individuals are more actively selecting the occupations they enjoy. Since many specialized fields require advanced education, more thought and planning goes into the selection of an occupation than in previous years.

Work can be a lot of Fun

Actually, work can be highly enjoyable, very unpleasant, or somewhere in between. Freud said that an individual needed two things to be happy: love and work. Most of us realize that work is an important part of our life, and selecting work which is somewhat enjoyable can help make life a rewarding experience.

Do they live Longer?

I would bet that a group of persons who love their work would live longer than a group of workers who despised their jobs. Every summer I get involved in new projects. One summer I decided to look into new investment opportunities, including art prints.

I sent out some inquiries and my phone began ringing continuously from that moment. Each salesman who called me always mentioned the extremely old age of the artist and encouraged me to make a purchase immediately before the artist dies that weekend. Most of the artists were seventy or more years old.

Do Artists tend to live Longer?

As I became more and more aware of the particular artist I was interested in, it occurred to me that most of the important artists live well into their nineties. Two great artists of our time, Salvador and Erte, are going strong (in 1985) and producing their greatest works at this very moment. In Dali's lifetime, he has produced only a handful which could be considered masterpieces, but now he turns out one or more pieces each year.

I'm sure that Salvador Dali realizes the importance of what he is accomplishing and it is very likely that the most important works in his lifetime are still ahead of him. Take a look at that photo--he's having the time of his life!

Salvador Dali apparently enjoys his work and would probably agree that "work is fun.”

Betty White loves her work

More recently, we can see that the 91 year-old Betty White, a comedic actress, stars in Hot in Cleveland and more. Her career has spanned seven decades and is best known as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rose Nylundon The Golden Girls. It is apparent that she loves her work and will very likely continue working as long as she is able. It is easy to see that she loves working!


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    • Reynold Jay profile imageAUTHOR

      Reynold Jay 

      5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      I'll take a look. Thanks for the tip.

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    • Reynold Jay profile imageAUTHOR

      Reynold Jay 

      8 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      OK--I'll want to be the first to read it.

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      Jennifer Nodine 

      8 years ago

      While I think you are close, I don't think it has to do with enjoying one's work. I think it is the expression of creative energy that extends human life. I have begun a thesis on this topic and hope to publish it within the months to come. Stay tuned (it's not on there yet, just stuff about my line of work)

    • Reynold Jay profile imageAUTHOR

      Reynold Jay 

      9 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      George Burns was wonderful too and would make another great example. I remember him on talk shows well into his nineties. He loved to sit around on camera, twirl his cigar and tell jokes like no one else before or since.

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      9 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      Beety White is timeless as a comedienne and does attest to the fact that those that enjoy their work tend to live longer. How about George Burns for a great example?

    • Reynold Jay profile imageAUTHOR

      Reynold Jay 

      9 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Hi Gypsy--Being a Hubber and a faithful reader like you is one way to keep active. I'm gonna bet the two of us live a long life.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      9 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      How very true. It is said that people who do not give in to aging and continue to work or be active will live longer than those who on retirement day sit down in their rocking chairs and stay there.

    • Reynold Jay profile imageAUTHOR

      Reynold Jay 

      9 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Zany radio DJ's need each other as you suggest here with your restaurant job. Get the right two together and you have a hit show. I probably would ahve enjoyed eat'n there!

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      Terri Meredith 

      9 years ago from Pennsylvania

      This is a great subject for a hub. Years and years ago, I worked as a server in a popular restaurant chain. There were 3 others, as well as myself, who were just plain comedians. None of us were funny by ourselves, but together we were lethal. Our managers tried to put us in separate parts of the restaurant to maintain sanity, then changed their minds when customers started complaining they missed the free entertainment we provided. The night flew by when we worked together and dragged on when we didn't.

    • Reynold Jay profile imageAUTHOR

      Reynold Jay 

      9 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Glad to here that! For me, it was amazing tht I could go to my teaching assignment for all those years and work with all those wonderful children and dedicated staff. I figured it was fun around the clock! Where do you work?

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      9 years ago

      Hi RJ

      Work can be fun. Betty White is proof of that.

      I work with a great bunch of people. We work hard but always make time to laugh.

    • Reynold Jay profile imageAUTHOR

      Reynold Jay 

      9 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Yep--She is one of America's most loved individuals. Thank you for stopping by. I know you have been busy and I have been following your HUBS regualrly.

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      9 years ago from South Carolina

      Great hub. You make some excellent points. Loved the title because I'm a big Betty White fan. I think she's a great example and inspiration to all of us that our best years may still lie ahead, not behind us.

    • Reynold Jay profile imageAUTHOR

      Reynold Jay 

      9 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Hi Dex--She's one of a kind. We all love her.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 

      9 years ago from United States

      Great hub, Mr. RJ! And I envy Betty White. She is still beautiful and witty after all these years!

    • Reynold Jay profile imageAUTHOR

      Reynold Jay 

      9 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Thanks for following and the comment. I'd bet you have never seen BETTY. She is loved by everyone here in the USA.

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      9 years ago from Shimla

      Nice hub with some interesting facts and figures


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