Live to Work, or Work to Live?

I was talking with my friend about the difference between working to live and living to work. Often in the U.S. we are taught to live to work. In other words, our lives are “meant” to be productive. We are “meant” to be workers. In other countries, the emphasis is on the living. Working provides a way to live, but work is not one’s life. Work pays the bills while life happens outside the office.

I don’t know where I stand on the difference. Probably somewhere in the middle. (I’m not a fan of binaries anyhow.) Work is a way to enable us to live our lives, but I hope my works adds to my sense of fulfillment nonetheless.

On a related note, here’s a video on money and jobs, namely “What if Money Were No Object”.

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