Tomorrow is Labor Day in the U.S., a day when we celebrate and honor all of those who bust their a$$ on a daily basis to get sh*t done. If there weren’t people around who get sh*t done, we’d still be roasting rodents over a fire in a cave.
The reality is that Labor Day is just another reason for people to roast things on their grills and drink a lot of alcohol. Yes, you know you will. I would be too, except I’ve had a little tummy virus for a few days and it’s enough to find food that my tummy will tolerate.
You have probably heard the expression: are you working to live or living to work? That is certainly thought provoking, but I really think we do both. You work to have the means to obtain things you need or want: food, shelter, clothing, shoes, we all have a list. You could be working and doing something you absolutely love and enjoy doing, which will also enable you to obtain those things. If you are doing something you don’t like, but it also enables you to obtain those things is it really that bad? But what if you are doing something you hate and it doesn’t get you anything? You have to ask yourself, “why?”
Everyone works, whether it is for enjoyment, for money, for caretaking, or any other reason. Even people that sit on their a$$ all day and seemingly do nothing except maybe complain, well that takes work too. They are very busy conjuring up excuses as to how busy they think they are. That’s very tiring. And then they have to keep all those excuses straight in their head so they don’t get caught in their denial.
Some people have a hard time not working. They can’t sit still, they can’t watch TV, they can’t simply be a lazy slug for an hour. Hell, they probably even work in their sleep. I’m kind of one of those people, however, I have been training myself to make time to do the occasional mindless thing. And you know what? I feel better and I still get sh*t done. And when you get sh*t done, life moves on.
Here’s to all the worker bees and wanna-bees – try bee-ing one.