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Corinne  ·  2704 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. :(

rollercoaster  ·  2703 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't even have a real job (internship) and I'm already not satisfied. I feel like something is missing and everyday I just look forward to going home although my workplace is really great. Sometimes it makes me think if I am just being ungrateful for not being able to be like everybody doing a 9-5 job. :/

Corinne  ·  2703 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh no, I'm sorry. Are you interning in a career you enjoy? In my case, I fell into two jobs that I had no interest in pursuing, so I'm sure that played a factor in how much I despised them. If you are, don't blame yourself! I think you'd be surprised to find out how many people begrudgingly go to work every day.

rollercoaster  ·  2702 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, I enjoy it. That's why I feel like such an ungrateful person :| Nature and animals is what makes me truly happy.

Corinne  ·  2701 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Unfortunately, sometimes not even passion can trump the duties you don't like doing every day. :(