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When the Lines Are Blurred

b2ap3_thumbnail_j0414033There is nothing like the misery of a Monday morning when you hate what you do for work!  I hope you’re not one of those people who live that way but a very large percentage does.  There is no doubt life is long and hard enough without that kind of added stress and, as I said, misery.  So, what’s a person to do who’s in that situation?

Well, in this day and age quitting one’s job and looking for a new one may not be the best solution.  Misery or not…jobs are truly worth their weight in gold as the saying goes.  I can’t imagine a worse misery than falling into poverty and total financial disaster due to lack of a job.  So, one solution to such a situation is to suck it up; grin and bear it; and, keep your head down while living through the situation.  Not a great solution but the only solution given the limitations of the situation.

On the other hand, the ideal situation is to not compromise on the front end.  In other words, force yourself not to take the first job that comes along.  Hold out until the ideal job is realized.  While it may take you longer to find it, each day at work will be shorter because of it.

Arnold Toynbee, a British historian, focused a great deal of his studies on the rise and fall of civilizations.  In that context, he developed a view about living a quality life.  He said:  “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.”

Seems to me that says, if you want your personal civilization to be happy, healthy and to survive long term you’re better off when the lines are blurred.

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