Thursday, August 26, 2010
Thursday Traffic | 26 August
Not all traffic is on the road. The largest amount of traffic some of us face is found in the workplace. Projects flying onto your desk so rapidly that you feel like someone just cut in front of you when you were on a roll. Summertime is busy at my job. When you experience lulls in the rush, you start to get a bit used to the relaxed pace. That is until you find yourself on a clogged highway and realize that you are behind schedule. However, that's not the point.
Today, people worldwide woke up (mostly to the sound of some alarm), got dressed, maybe ate breakfast and went on their merrily way to work. It's a never-ending cycle. As you read those last two sentences, approximately eighteen babies were born and they will be ready to do the same thing eighteen years from now. As many other twenty-somethings have mused, what is the point of it all? Why work? Is having a job the only way to live in society?
We work because it is the easiest and most common way to make a profit. You could probably make the same amount of money doing some illegal dealings if you don't like the job market. Yet there are the fortunate few that make a living doing something other than working a normal 9-to-5. However, I think the reason why people work (other than making money) is because working is a way to make something of yourself. Your hard work—or the lack thereof—is a way for you to leave a legacy. So even though working might not be your forte or your favorite thing to do, it has its benefits. Oh, that's another reason some people work, those benefits can be better than your pay.
Hopefully my random musings have given you a few thoughts to mull over. Come back next Thursday for more traffic.
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