Work is the blessing we curse
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?
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.