Yes, it’s a cliché, but it seems like an essential question many people face. I certainly am facing this issue head on.
How much of our body, mind and soul SHOULD we commit to our work? Are we fulfilled BECAUSE of our work, or for the things that our work AFFORDS us to do?
It’s a personal choice. I applaud those who are passionate about their work, show dedication, and I also have respect for those who see their job as a means to some other end (support their family, a lifestyle), thus work hard, but are not emotionally tied to their work.
Our job, for better or for worse, DEFINES us. It’s a big slice of our “identity pie.”
Think back to the last time you were unemployed, in-between work, and NOT a student. When someone asks, “So, what do you do?” How do you answer that?
I would respectfully challenge everyone reading this to ask themselves this question:
“Beyond my job title, WHO AM I?”
For myself, as a college professor, if I am no longer in a position to “profess,” then who am I?
That’s my question of the day, so please comment with your ideas and thoughts!! Let’s get a conversation going about what our lives truly are about, and who we really are.
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