Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Last night over dinner small boy and me discussed to what extent we were money driven.
Most unfortunately, it is unlikely to love a job that brings in a good amount of dough.Well certainly not all of us can be actors or rock stars or football players. We mortals have to consider more mundane career paths like law, accounting, journalism, economics, all of which at some point or another require you to be imprisoned in a cubicle from 9-5.
How much must interest come in? How long can interest last? How do you weigh what can be sacrificed materially? How big a part does monetary incentive play in work effort? To what extent can your work enjoyment make up for lifestyle changes? Personally, it’s the lifestyle maintenance that I’m worried about. It’s either maintain or improve the current lifestyle you know? I guess it depends on to what extent money makes you happy, and when I’m talking about money I’m not necessarily talking about possessions. It includes the lifestyle as a whole like where you eat, where you travel, what hobbies you have. I’m not sure if I can give up all that just to like my job.
Not only that, the employer & colleagues plays a big part too. You know, I know.
Call me easily contented, but despite being (annoyingly) frictionally unemployed, I'm really, really happy with the way things are now after so much consideration. I couldn't be more content.
I'm free right now and I'm on another mission again. Wish me all the best.