What is Slavery? I’m sure you’ve heard about Mr. Executive who worked his heart out early in his career life to climb the corporate ladder and make it to the top only to retire sick and unable to enjoy his retirement.
He worked so hard for that big buck and high position that he lost time for family, friends and good times just to get that much-coveted ego-boosting, time-consuming, worry-laden title.
Sure, there’s the feeling of accomplishment. Sure, there’s the prize of a bigger bank account and sure there’s the big houses and fancy cars. But at what cost?
End the Slavery
Slavery is defined as a state of working under pressure or without freedom. Gone are the days when people have to work under the scourging heat of the sun with little or no food building a pyramid. Today it is the difficult targets under the pressure of unreasonable deadlines and skipping meals while building a company. It’s the same banana but in a different serving. They work for the Pharaoh, we work for the money.
An ancient teaching says that one of our purposes in life is to enjoy what we do. An age-old advice applicable now as it was back then. Unless that is the case, you might want to think things thru if your toiling is well worth it.
Sure we need to pay the bill. We need to feed our family. We need to pay the mortgage. And sure we want to have the best. So sure we need to work for money.
That is not at all bad. It is what we all do in this generation of ours. What I am driving at here is that you do not have to drive full throttle all the way. Sure you’d get all the accolades and plaques for being the best but in the end, all those will be meaningless, believe me. Just drive at a leisurely pace and enjoy the scenery. You will never pass that road again.
Don’t work for money per se. Enjoy your work and money will gravitate to you. Enjoy your work and you will not work a day for the rest of your life. Enjoy your work and let money be your slave. Excess work is worthless and pointless.
Going back to the previous article about simplicity, if you desire so much, you will have that unsatisfied craving. You will fall into the trap of no contentment so you will really have to toil.
Ask yourself this, are you working to live or are you living to work? Well, whatever your answer is just please. . .
Have a Simple and Better Life