“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
Work! We need to work. We define our lives by what we do, how we participate and by our lasting contribution to our families, communities and even future generations. Notwithstanding those moments when we would love to exchange the “rat-race” for an extended exotic holiday, we want to be employed in something meaningful. Whether we call it a career, labour, grindstone, we are at a loss once we no longer have that option. Work allows us to make a living, purchase a decent life that bestows stability, shelter and a place to fulfill our individual potential.