#83. Self worth = Job. Right? (Are you fucking crazy?)

What do YOU do?

Have these four words come to define us? (or) Do we resort to this verbal quartet when striking up conversation because that is how we define ourselves?  In this writer’s humble opinion, it is the latter, with a heavy asterisk.

That paradoxical machine that provides us with what we need to survive (money), while taking away the one thing we need to experience ourselves (time), has become us.  This is very bad.

We must not hang our self worth on the hooks of necessity! We are not tingled by the thought of our professional duties.  We beg of time, the only free and most elusive concept in our lives, to speed itself, to die more quickly! You think you are not of this ilk? Ask yourself the following: Does your excitement for Wednesday parallel your excitement for Friday?

Do we not deserve more from life? Have our souls prostrated to an obviously diaphanous social structure of money over self?

You can fix this.

Place your profession in perspective. If you are working solely to pay your bills, understand what that means! Jobs do not merit emotion.  Save your beautiful, pulsing, rich, swift emotion for you.  You are an entity teaming with health, a body bustling with trillions of neuronic fizzling jolts.  Work hard, yes, but always have one mental foot out the door.  You are not your job. Your job is not you.  You and only you can create and destroy you.

Remain transient! (Work is not life. It is a part of life. How big a part is up to you.)

This entry was posted in Uncategorized.

2 comments on “#83. Self worth = Job. Right? (Are you fucking crazy?)

  1. Joseph Machta says:

    Hmmm I don’t wholly agree. This is only applicable to those who don’t choose a career that is concordant with their tastes. I for one wake up excited most days of my life because I know that what I do is my passion – otherwise I wouldn’t be doing it. I agree that people shouldn’t spend a third of their lives (8 out of 24 hours in the day) doing something they hate, but they must have chosen that at some point. I know what you’re thinking.. “not everyone is lucky enough to work with their passion and may have to do other things to get by”. Well, in the eloquent words of the neurosurgeon I used to shadow, “when rape is inevitable, you may as well enjoy it”.

    • Joseph! Thank you for your comment. Your non-agreeability is why this blog exists. I concur that yes, there are people out there who are excited to pursue their passion every day. My reasoning for treating these people as outliers is because that is in fact what they are. Unfortunately, most people in this world are not in that situation for a host of reasons. My hope is that one day we can all find beauty and fulfillment in our daily tasks!
      By the way- Amazing line on your mentor’s part. I completely agree!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s