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Corinne  ·  2513 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A World Without Work

I learned today that I'm a post-workist. The more you know!

But in all seriousness, I can definitely relate to this quote: "Purpose, meaning, identity, fulfillment, creativity, autonomy—all these things that positive psychology has shown us to be necessary for well-being are absent in the average job."

In order to pay the bills, I took on two jobs after college that I absolutely despised. They paid incredibly well, but I lost a little bit of my soul every day. Now that I'm free (and currently unemployed...yikes!), I'm much more creative. I have the time to learn a new instrument, to read, to write, and to exercise. I am so much happier and fulfilled now than when I was pressured to fit into the 9 to 5 lifestyle. I'm also not making any money, so there's the catch, I suppose. :(