Do you work to live or live to work?

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Flavia.lm 4060 1 10 94
Question: Do you work to live or live to work?

Answer: We should all work to live, but reality is not always that way. Some people prioritize their careers and forget about family, friends, hobbies, health, dreams. This kind of people gets old and rich and decides to enjoy life, but then he discovers there’s nobody around because he’s a grumbler and annoying person that doesn’t even know how to talk to people because he spent all his life working. The end.
(Tragic, eh?)

Two very good movies about this topic are “A Family Man” and “Sweet November”. Worth watching.

Thanks to Tracy from EE chat for suggesting the question.

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w.slayman 110
Flavia.lm escreveu:Question: Do you work to live or live to work?

Answer: We should all work to live, but reality is not always that way. Some people prioritize their careers and forget about family, friends, hobbies, health, dreams. This kind of people gets old and rich and decides to enjoy life, but then he discovers there’s nobody around because he’s a grumbler and annoying person that doesn’t even know how to talk to people because he spent all his life working. The end.
(Tragic, eh?)

Two very good movies about this topic are “A Family Man” and “Sweet November”. Worth watching.

Thanks to Tracy from EE chat for suggesting the question.

Now it’s your turn!
Flavia,

Please consider changing the highlighted and underlined portions of the second sentence as follows: use the singular "person" in place of the plural "people", and add the indefinate article "an" before "annoying person". I think the sentence in question should read, "This kind of person gets old and rich and decides to enjoy life, but then he discoveres there's nobody around because he's a grumbler and an annoying person ... .

Flavia.lm 4060 1 10 94
Yes, "person", for sure. Thank you very much, Bill!

Anitta
I work to live

Logan18 30
Hey Flávia you're an Accountant and I'm an Accounting Analyst. Although I think this question can be answered with the same response by each us I'll give you my answer. I've been working a lot since I started to attend College, and when I started to work nearly 6 year ago I usually worked to live, but now in my condition I live to work I spend all day long 8~~11 hours at the company's office working as a desperate to attend the audits, checking results and a slew of reports and documents. Uffa no mentioning the " SPED " isn't Flávia?

So, we accountants work a lot! I won't to talk a little bit more about my profession and my tasks because this space won't be enough to show for you guys how hard and pleasent is my profession.

felipeh6 2255 7 56
Even if we must work to live, at least, we have to try living to work! It's healthier!
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aliceflamel
I think hard choose between these two options =).
Both of them are necessary in my opnion. We should work enough in a intention of live better but not too much in a intention of just get money.

64well
If I don't work I won't get money. In this world, we need money to survive, this is the reason I work, but I don't forget about my family. I have time to talk with my parents, friends, study, hobbies. My life is not home to work. I work to live

iaraveras
I´m not working in this moment, but I´m living with expectative of to work soon. :)

voniap
I definitly work to live: I'm always saying this to my coworkers, because most of them are obssessed with getting more and more money. we all need money to live properly, but it doesn't mean that we have to spend our entire life making money. it makes you sick and stressed, for sure. earn enough to pay the bills and get some benefits, that's what I mean.

Pris
I work about eight hours per day, but i spend more two hours to go and return to home. Every day i try to reserve some hours for my family and things that i like to do, like some exercise, readins, etc.
Is very important for me these leisure moments.

decio.almeida
Hi!!!

I work to live. Sometimes i have the impression that i live to work, when something is wrong or a work is behind schedule. I see more and more people working a lot, win well but are not happy. We have that reconcile both the lives, because the money gain must used for live and don't for cure medical issues caused by work.

Hugs

Pris
decio.almeida escreveu:Hi!!!

I work to live. Sometimes i have the impression that i live to work, when something is wrong or a work is behind schedule. I see more and more people working a lot, win well but are not happy. We have that reconcile both the lives, because the money gain must used for live and don't for cure medical issues caused by work.

Hugs
Hello Hugs,

When we talk about money, the verb that we use is to earn.
e.g. They earn a lot of money or they are well paid.
Correct me if i'm wrong.

Thanks

Rurouniken
Hello Everyone!
Of course we have Work to Live, But sometimes you will face some situations in your Job that will force you to stay it a little bit more as well, however, this is not a decision that you have to do everytime, only when you arrive after the maximum time, for example, otherwise, i don't see any reason to you stay more than the limit time.

llevvi 55 1
Nowadays I'm a student, but also I have a part-time Job. Sometimes I notice I'm living to work/study and then I realize it's not so simple to make things right. I think everyone would like to have more time to live instead to working, but we live in a difficult world, it's not easy to get basic things we need daily. The real problem happens when we forget our humanity and just live to build a better world while we forget our personal world. There are many ways to we remember important things, it can be reached in religion, philosophy, relationships, even in science... But the main way to do that is by self-understanding. We need understand what's be human then we can try to imagine a better way to live.

learningrafa 40 2
I've been living for work so long as I can remember, and i've just noticed this fact with the help of my psychoterapist. I became a angry guy and sometimes a bit moody, and the fault was all mine at all. Now I'm starting a self challenge to let go of this ambicious crazy and try to raise old habits to improve my leisure time. Let's see what comes up!

Enddy
I study to work in future. However I always think how will be my life. I don't want to live to work, life is more than just working. I intend write books, drawing and traveling around the world (at least where is possible). I have many projects.
So good luck all , don't spend your life just to getting money and material goods, it is important but the most important is living in peace and enjoying your life, you live just one once. Be creative! 8-)

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