ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Work is the blessing we curse

Updated on May 16, 2016

Well, it's pretty obvious why most of us work. It's because we need some money. We'll get up, put on our clothes, and head off to the old grindstone. We go so we can help pay our mortgage and hopefully go on a vacation with our family.

Now that's not bad at all, but there is a better why to look at work. You can see your job as a blessing instead of a stepping stone to retirement.

Okay, this is going to be really good. If you bring this perspective I'm about to show you into your work ethic, you won't only see work as a blessing, but you'll work in a better way that will be noticed by your coworkers, your boss, and everyone you sees your work.

People have always worked. It's just what we do. Yes, we do get paid for it, but that shows that your work has value. What you do needs to be done, usually to make other people's lives easier. Even if you work at a Taco Bell, you're helping your customers get food so they will be satisfied. Our work is meant to bring culture to our world.

Artists make art

Writers write books

Chefs cook food

There is so much that our work does to benefit the people around us.

Bringing that into account gives us a whole different aspect of work. Our jobs are what we do to benefit the world, to give it culture, to make other people's lives a little easier.

And if all that's not enough, there even more!

Okay. Have you ever noticed that when people go into retirement they will go back to work after a while, even if they don't need anymore money? What's that all about? People spend so much time trying to save money so that they can have a long retirement, but then when they get there they just go back to work. Well, that's a very interesting point. As humans, we not only benefit society ( usually) with our work, but we feel a deep call to work. We can't go without it! We are hardwired to work and serve one another with the gifts and abilities we possess.

Without work we feel empty and useless.

Do you love your job?

See results

Overall, this is incredible! The very thing that we complain about daily is the thing that we can't live without. Our jobs are one of the best ways we can grow and mature our society. We should see our jobs as ways to love people and also as a blessing, because without them we would still have that deep rooted longing to work.

Our work is one of the few ways that directly affects/benefits our world. With that in mind, we should work our hardest so that those we love can live lives that are easier and more peaceful.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Stuart McIntyre profile image

      Stuart McIntyre 

      2 years ago

      I can remember when I was younger, still at school, I realised most of my time was going to be spent working so for me it needed to be something I was passionate about!

      When I was towards the end of my time at school I had decided I would do a more practical course, for multiple reasons. That didn't stop the school trying to force me to go to university and do a written course. This may be part of the problem, the school wanted me to go to uni because I had the grades to and I wanted to go to college to do more practical work rather than writing about it. (filmmaking being what I studied)

      During education there is so much focus on grades and schools comparing to others etc. I think in the education processes many people lose sight of what they are passionate about and work becomes as you call it the grindstone.

      But I definitely agree with you about changing the way people look at their work. For me I always enjoy my work, even going back to when I was 14 delivering newspapers or 19 working in a convenience store while at college. Whenever a job got to the point where I was just doing it for the money and I had nothing else to get out of it I moved on and found something else to get by.

    • lawrence01 profile image

      Lawrence Hebb 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand


      So true!

      My day job is that of a Bus driver. We have about 200 drivers in the company where I work and about 50% are well past retirement age with no desire to stop working (I'm one of the 'young 'uns' at 55!)

      A couple of times we've asaked some on the older drivers why they don't retire (a couple are over 75) and their reply was simply "Why? This is the best way for me to get out and about and meet people"

      What a lot of them do is cut back their hours and go to a four day week or even a three day week so they can enjoy 'slowing down'

      Enjoyed this hub



    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)