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How Could a Working Life Be Meaningful?

theschooloflife.com

Work: An inevitable Curse

Working, in broad terms has always been a curse, especially in ancient times for a majority of people. Work is to be done for providing basic food and shelter, and in most cases, it does not provide any stimulation or reward.

In the 18th century, most of the working populations used to...

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Work is the effort we make to get what nature did not provide us automatically, or what is not in abundance. We need food, water, shelter, clothes, and basic necessities that make our lives easier. We invent tools to help ourselves where nature didn’t help us.

Example:...

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Apart from simple mechanical objects that define what tools are, like a hammer or a bucket, tools can also have broader meanings like:

  • A book is a tool to preserve our ideas and memory.
  • A painting can be a tool to preserve the beauty of what we see or imagine.
  • Relig...

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As we started using tools, we realized that work, when it feels less arduous or even pleasurable, can be stimulating, rewarding and something we would love to do.

Normal work makes us put aside our creativity, sensitivity, and other qualities to be productive, but a tool, if it is a deligh...

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It’s not easy for most to find out what they love and to do that for the rest of their lives. Our education system is not of much help to us in terms of how our life should be.

If we are somehow able to find what we love to do, what pays well, and what we are good at doing, we can find...

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